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Archive: Aug 2010

Long-lived low cloud edge over the Eastern Pacific Ocean

Visible and infrared GOES-11 imagery over the eastern Pacific Ocean have indicated a persistent southwestward-moving cloud edge during the past several days. The visible image, above, from 1830 UTC on 25 August, shows a distinct cloud edge arcing from northwest to southeast. What is the history of this feature? The... Read More

Tropical Storm Danielle

McIDAS images of GOES-13 10.7 µm IR data (above) revealed a classic convective burst signature as Tropical Storm Danielle began to intensity over the middle Atlantic Ocean on 23 August 2010. The coldest cloud top IR brightness temperature during this time period was -90º C at 07:15 UTC.UPDATE: Danielle continued to intensify... Read More