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Archive: Aug 2006

GOES-13: Data during eclipse period

One of the important changes made to the GOES-N/O/P series of satellites is the addition of increased onboard battery capacity to enable the satellites to continue to provide imager and sounder data during the Spring and Fall season “eclipse periods”. During these eclipse periods (which can last 1-3 hours), the... Read More

GOES-10 Super Rapid Scan Operations 1-minute interval imagery

The GOES-10 satellite has been placed into Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) mode while the satellite is being re-positioned to support Southern Hemisphere operations this Fall. While in SRSO, the imagery is available at 1-minute intervals for certain portions of each hour. This frequent imaging schedule lets us view the... Read More

Water vapor channel interpretation

GOES-12 “water vapor channel” (6.5 µm) imagery on 28 August 2006 showed a rather strong moisture gradient in the southcentral US, oriented along a cold frontal boundary. In the color enhancement applied to an AWIPS water vapor image (above), dry air is denoted by orange to yellow shades, while increasing moisture is... Read More