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Archive: Aug 2012

Suomi NPP views of Ernesto and Florence

The Day-Night Band from VIIRS on the Suomi/NPP has been giving excellent imagery of Tropical Storms Ernesto and Florence over the weekend. The views are especially crisp because of the near fullness of the moon. For example, the sheared nature of Ernesto (top) is evident, and the overshooting tops in... Read More

Record high temperatures and wildfires in Oklahoma

 A comparison of AWIPS images of 1-km resolution MODIS 0.65 µm visible channel data and the corresponding MODIS Land Surface Temperature (LST) product (above) showed nearly cloud-free conditions and very hot LST values of 120 – 140 F (darker red color enhancement) across much of southern Oklahoma at 19:48 UTC... Read More