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

August 29th, 2006 |

GOES-10 Visible (0.65 µm) images [click to play animation]

GOES-10 Visible (0.65 µm) images, 1901-2241 UTC [click to play animation]

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 evolution of cloud features on a much shorter time scale than the normal 15-minute scan interval allows.

On 29 August 2006, some interesting boundary layer roll clouds developed in the Oklahoma panhandle region — this is often a signature of strong warm air advection within the lower troposphere. Organized convection is then seen to develop near the western (upstream) edge of these cloud features.