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Archive: Mar 2011

Fires burning across eastern Oklahoma

AWIPS images of 4-km resolution GOES-13 3.9 µm shortwave IR data (above; click image to play animation) displayed a number of “hot spots” (black to red to yellow  color enhancement) associated with fires that were burning across much of eastern Oklahoma on 23... Read More

“Plume of unknown etiology” moving over Alaska

McIDAS images of GOES-11 0.65 µm visible channel data (above; click image to play animation) showed an interesting “dark plume” feature that was moving in an arc from far northeastern Russia, across the East Siberian Sea and Chukchi Sea, and finally over far northwestern Alaska on 16 March – 17... Read More

Subtropical Storm “Ariani” off the coast of Brazil

   Subtropical Storm “Ariani” developed off the southeast coast of Brazil on 15 March 2011. GOES-12 0.65 µm visible channel images (above; click image to play animation) displayed a number of overshooting tops within the large cloud shield of the disturbance. Some hints of a cyclonic (clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere)... Read More