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Archive: Jul 2009

Interesting satellite signatures in the Arctic

An intense upper-level low developed over the Canadian Arctic Archipelago on 14 July 2009, and subsequently migrated southwestward over the Northwest Territories, Yukon, and northeastern Alaska by 16 July 2009. AWIPS images of the GOES-11 + GOES-12 water vapor channel composite (above) showed a well-defined signature of the intensifying upper... Read More

Volcanic plume over the Great Lakes region?

A comparison of GOES-11 and GOES-12 visible channel images (above) revealed an aerosol plume aloft that was oriented northwest-to-southeast over the western Great Lakes region on 13 July 2009. This example shows the value of forward scattering to help in the identification these kinds of aerosol plumes — note how the plume... Read More