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Archive: Dec 2016

Turbulence over the central Pacific Ocean

Turbulence over the Pacific Ocean affected at least one flight on Tuesday 27 December 2016 near 24º N, 162º E, as indicated by a pilot report issued at 1745 UTC:PGUA UUA /OV 24N 162E/TM 1745/FL340/TP B777/TB MOD-SEV/RM ZOAIn the animation above of the three Himawari-8 Water Vapor bands (sensing radiation... Read More

Eruption of Alaska’s Bogoslof volcano

Following a short-lived eruption on 21 December, the Bogoslof volcano in the eastern Aleutian Island chain of Alaska erupted again at about 0110 UTC on 22 December 2016. The volcanic cloud could be seen moving north/northeastward away from Bogoslof (denoted by the yellow * symbol) on Himawari-8 and GOES-15 Visible images (above).... Read More