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Archive: Oct 2008

Pacific moisture plume and strong jet

AWIPS images of geostationary satellite water vapor channel data (above) showed a long moisture plume moving across the Pacific Ocean toward the west coast of the US on 02-03 October 2008. A comparison of GOES-11 water vapor channel data with POES (AMSU) and SSM/I Total Precipitable Water (TPW) products (below)... Read More

Stray light reflections on GOES visible imagery

We received the following question on 02 October 2008:Hello: I sometimes look at the GOES-12 vis nightime images even though they are usually devoid of any light of course. The 03:15 image tonight, however, is showing a meteor-type streak with a comet-like head and tail. I wonder, though, if GOES... Read More