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Archive: Mon Mar 2024

GOES GLM captures lightning activity near Central America

A line of dense convective clouds in the Pacific Ocean, south of Central America, produces lightning. The lightning is being picked up by the GOES Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). The storm system sits about 500 km north of the Galapagos Islands and extends eastward to the coast of Colombia.GLM, which... Read More

MetopC NUCAPS profiles are now in AWIPS

MetopC IASI and MHS/AMSU data are used to create NUCAPS profiles and that thermodynamic profiles are now flowing into AWIPS, as shown in the screen capture above that shows a NOAA-20 swath extending from Greenland to Alaska at about the same time as a MetopC swath that extends from the... Read More