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Archive: Jul 2011

GOES-15 is out of storage

The earth-viewing instruments on the GOES-15 spacecraft, which is above 90 W longitude, were turned on July 25th, and will be sending Imager and Sounder data for the next two weeks. Satellites in storage are periodically awakened to test functionality. GOES-West, currently GOES-11, will be retired at the end of... Read More

New AVHRR and MODIS cloud and fog products

Accurately diagnosing cloud properties can be a challenge, especially over regions such as the panhandle of southeastern Alaska where upstream upper air report information is sparse. New satellite products such as those derived using POES AVHRR and MODIS spectral bands (channels) can be helpful in such situations. On 22 July... Read More