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Archive: Aug 2010

Warm Water in the Great Lakes

Recent news articles (such as this one) have noted the unusual warmth present in the surface waters of the Great Lakes. Clear skies over the western Great Lakes on Sunday 8 August allowed MODIS instruments to measure sea surface temperatures, and the warm temperatures are plain to see. These warm temperatures... Read More

There is a new Tropical Storm in the Atlantic Basin: Colin

The image loop above shows GOES-15 11-micron imagery every half hour as Tropical Depression #4 in the Atlantic strengthened to become a minimal Tropical Storm, gaining the name Colin in the process. The infrared imagery shows periodic bursts of convection with brightness temperatures colder than -70 C near the center... Read More