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Archive: Jan 2013

Bay-Effect Snow Showers over Virginia and North Carolina

The Arctic airmass that has overspread the eastern two-thirds of the United States is cold enough that sustained northerly winds down the length of Chesapeake Bay yielded snow showers over extreme southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Suomi/NPP Visible image, above, shows a distinct cloud band over the eastern... Read More

Variations in Suomi/NPP Day/Night Band Lunar Illumination

The Day/Night band on Suomi/NPP produces Night-Time visible imagery using illumination from natural (the moon, forest fires) and man-made sources (city lights, gas flares). Interpretation of the imagery should be done, therefore, with a knowledge of the Lunar phase. In the example above, note the dimming of the clouds over... Read More