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Archive: Feb 2012

Stray Light Corrections in GVAR Signal for GOES-East

There are periodic, and predictable, errors within the raw signal on the GOES satellites that arise when sunlight hits the Satellite so that it emits radiation that is detected by the sensor, or when satellite structures reflect energy towards the sensors. There errors usually arise when the Sun is close... Read More

Severe Thunderstorms on East Coast of United States

Unseasonably strong thunderstorms in the Piedmont on the East Coast produced a variety of severe weather on February 24th. (Storm reports are here.) The image above was produced by the SSEC/CIMSS web map service at 2006 UTC on 24 February and includes radar reflectivities, watches/warnings, storm reports, and satellite-detected cloud... Read More