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Archive: Jun 2009

Canadian Fire and Ice

Wildfire activity was beginning to increase across parts of Quebec, Canada on 24 June 2009 — and AWIPS images of the MODIS 3.7 µm shortwave IR channel (above) revealed a number of large fire “hot spots” (red to yellow color enhancement) that were increasing in areal coverage between 16:29 UTC and 18:14... Read More

Hurricane Andres

Hurricane Andres (briefly) became the first hurricane of the Eastern Pacific tropical cyclone season on 23 June 2009. However, the satellite presentation of Andres was rather unremarkable: even though a low-level “eye” circulation was recognizable on GOES-11 visible images from the CIMSS Tropical Cyclones site (above), the GOES-11 IR cloud top temperatures (below) were... Read More

Lake Superior lake breeze

GOES-12 visible images (above) showed that a well-defined lake breeze developed along the western portion of Lake Superior during the afternoon hours on 22 June 2009. The MODIS Sea Surface Temperature (SST) product from 2 days earlier (below) indicated that SST values in the much of the middle of the lake were... Read More