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Archive: Nov 2006

Blowing dust off the Alaskan coast

A QuickTime animation of GOES-11 visible channel images (above) revealed multiple plumes of glacial sediment blowing offshore along the coast of Alaska on 06 November 2006. Strong chinook winds in the glacial valleys were lofting dust and carrying it out over the adjacent Gulf of Alaska. This phenomenon had... Read More

The Problem of Parallax

Parallax can mean different things in different sciences (See, for example, this link that describes how parallax is used to compute distances in astronomy), but in satellite meteorology, parallax is the apparent shift in an object’s position (away from the sub-satellite point) as a result of... Read More