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Archive: Thu Jul 2012

Mesovortex over Lake Michigan

A mesoscale vortex developed in northern Lake Michigan early in the day on 19 July 2012; AWIPS images of 1-km resolution GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel data (above; click image to play animation) showed that the mesovortex then propagated southward across the western... Read More

City lights shining through clouds

The New Moon on 18 July means that no visible light reflected from the Moon can illuminate clouds, and the day/night band on the Suomi-NPP satellite can therefore view any clouds only with difficulty. However, it still views city lights, and illuminated roads, or gas field flares, among other things.... Read More