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Distinctive Satellite Views

By: Rainman32 , 07:58 PM GMT del 01 Marzo 2010



Blog repository for unusual satellite views and diverse resources for the familiar as well.

I hope you enjoy your perusal of this content and please feel free to contribute and share any uncommon views or sources that you may have.


Google Earth Weather Overlay Resources: - An excellent way to gather and visualize sources.

Google Earth Blog: Storm Tracking With Google Earth

Google Earth Community: New TropicWatch Layer

guiWeather KML Warehouse

NASA Imagery in Google Earth

NSIDC Data on Virtual Globes

OnEarth, KML via tiled WMS

RIDGE Image and Warning Output to KML/KMZ

Google Earth Imagery from SSEC

Google Earth TRMM Overlays

Tropical Atlantic Overlays for Google Earth from Tropical Atlantic [KMZ]

National Weather Service GIS Data Links National Weather Data in KML/KMZ formats

Realtime WDSSII Weather Data (KML)

Weather Bonk Realtime Weather Observation Overlays

Video: Storm Tracking with Google Earth




Multimedia

NASA Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio

NASA - NASA Multimedia Page

science@nasa - Multimedia

YouTube - NASAexplorer's Channel NASA Goddard TV

YouTube - NOAAVisualizations's Channel The NOAA Environmental Visualization Lab





TRMM (Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission) Club

NASA TRMM
Global TRMM 3 Hourly And A Week Of Rain Accumulation
Regional TRMM Based Rainfall
TRMM Hurricanes & Typhoons
TRMM Extreme Events

JAXA Global Rainfall Map in Near Real Time
JAXA TRMM Real-Time Monitoring for Tropical Cyclones

NASA GES DISC Hurricane Portal:
Image Gallery
Hurricane Data Analysis Tool
Hurricane Viewer

HyDIS UNESCO NASA Global Precipitation Mapper
TRMM Online Visualization and Analysis System (TOVAS)
Tropical Rainfall Potential (TRaP)- DMSP SSM/I, NOAA AMSU, and NASA TRMM
NOAA Satellite Precipitation Estimates
Nesdis Ora Flash Flood Hydro-Estimator
Experimental Geostationary Rain Estimation
CIRA's AMSU Website

Real Time POES Imagery Rain Rate Loops
West Atlantic and Caribbean AMSU Rain Rate Loop
Eastern Atlantic AMSU Rain Rate Loop
Gulf of Mexico AMSU Rain Rate Loop

West Atlantic and Caribbean SSM/I Rain Rate Loop
Eastern Atlantic SSM/I Rain Rate Loop
Gulf of Mexico SSM/I Rain Rate Loop


MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer)

SSEC PDA Animated Weather (PAW)

NASA MODIS Website
MODIS Image of the Day

MODIS Rapid Response System
MODIS Rapid Response System - Gallery
MODIS Rapid Response System - Subsets

NASA Direct Readout
NEO: NASA Earth Observations
NASA Global Browse Images for MODIS land products
NASA LAADS Web -- Level 2 Browser

MODIS Today -- CIMSS/SSEC:
MODIS Direct Broadcast at SSEC (Terra)
University of Wisconsin Direct Broadcast Products Page
USF MODIS Direct Broadcast Data Products
MODIS Direct Broadcast at Oregon State University

RSAC / DRL MODIS Data Products


Winds

GOES High Density Winds Page
MMAB/NCEP/NWS/NOAA Satellite Derived Ocean Surface Winds
OSI SAF ASCAT product viewer
PO.DAAC Hurricane/Typhoon Tracker
RSS / QSCAT Data / Browse
Remote Sensing Systems / Storm Watch / Active Storms
SSMI Shared Processing Network
WINDS Home Page
WindSat Home Page


Oceans

Distributed Information Services for Climate and Ocean Products and Visualizations for Earth Research (DISCOVER)
GHRSST-PP - Global High-Resolution Sea Surface Temperature
IMCS Marine Remote Sensing Satellite Images
JHU Applied Physics Laboratory Ocean Remote Sensing
NASA Ocean Color
Near Real Time Image Distribution Server (NEREIDS)
NOAA 1/4 degree Daily OI SST Analysis
NRL Code 7333 - Ocean Optics
OceanColor Home Page
Ocean Surface Topography from Space
Physical Oceanography DAAC
U.S. Naval European Meteorology and Oceanography Center


More Unusual and Diverse Views

AIRS GES DISC
Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, AIRS
ASTER: Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
Aura Earth Observing Mission
Aura Earth Observing System (EOS)
CloudSat
CloudSat NASA
DMAP Team (NRLSSC) - NRL's GIDB® Thin Client
Earth from Space
EarthNow! Landsat Image Viewer
Earth Scan Laboratory at LSU
EUMETSAT - Image Gallery - Real-Time Imagery
Satellite Fog and Low Cloud Images (NOAA/NESDIS)
The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth
GEMPAK / N-AWIPS (Realtime Images on right)
GOES East WFO Satellite Imagery
GOES Project Science
GOES Realtime Satellite Images from (FPDT-NOAA/NESDIS)
GRACE - Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment
GraceTellus Data
IPS MeteoStar Weather Satellite Imagery
GFZ's Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE)
JHU/APL AVHRR Dynamic Tracking Windows
MIRAVI - Meris Image Rapid Visualization
Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System (NAAPS)
NASA GHCC Derived Products from GOES East
NASA Langley Satellite Page for ARM SGP
NASA LaRC Satellite Imagery and Cloud Products
NASA LIMA: Faces of Antarctica
NASA MSFC Earth Science Office
National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC)
NEMOC Rota Satellite Imagery Portal
NESDIS GOES Sounder Derived Product Imagery
NexSat, NRL/NPOESS Next-Generation Weather Satellite
Next Generation Weather Lab College of DuPage
NMOC Satellite Imagery
NMOC Tropical IR Satellite with buoy observations
NOAA NWS Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS)
NOAA AWC - International Satellite Imagery
NOAA Environmental Visualization Program
NRL Monterey Images with NOGAPS Overlays
OnEarth, server of the Landsat 7, WMS Global MosaicNASA - Eyes on the Earth
opefs.com: Our Planet Earth From Space
Operational Microwave Surface and Precipitation Products System (MSPPS)
OSDPD Satellite Imagery Products
OSU Twister, Satellite
Preview - Earth Observation Satellites and Sensors
Remote Sensing Systems
SERVIR regional visualization and monitoring system
South Florida Water Management District Satellite Images
STORMSURF Atlantic Ocean Current Weather
Texas Meteorological Satellite Images
NASA - THEMIS Mission Site
Total Ozone Analysis using SBUV/2 and TOVS (TOAST)
Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer (TOMS)
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - UCAR/NCAR Satellite page
University of Illinois Polar Research Group The Cryosphere Today
University of Washington Weather Graphics Loops
GOES Volcanic Ash Images (NOAA/NESDIS)
WW2010 Satellite Products: UIUC



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27. seflagamma
08:55 PM GMT del 01 Maggio 2010
Hi Rain,

You know, I hardly ever leave you a post, I just send you greetings over on Aqua's blog...
but today, I will stop by here also!


It is Saturday, it is the Weekend!
Hope you get to enjoy and relax,

Gams


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26. hunu
03:09 PM GMT del 01 Maggio 2010
Don't forget to get your best guesses in for Otherbug's contests before the deadline tomorrow! Details and a new clue are on hunu's blog - and here's a pic of the prizes!

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25. Proserpina
11:11 AM GMT del 22 Aprile 2010
Earth Day Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook
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24. Proserpina
02:12 PM GMT del 13 Aprile 2010
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21. Rainman32
09:00 PM GMT del 06 Aprile 2010



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20. Proserpina
09:21 AM GMT del 03 Aprile 2010
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19. Proserpina
03:41 AM GMT del 01 Aprile 2010
aprile Pictures, Images and Photos

HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S DAY
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18. Proserpina
10:36 AM GMT del 27 Marzo 2010
Weekend Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook
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17. seflagamma
08:27 PM GMT del 20 Marzo 2010
Hello Rain,

I know I said Hi over on Aqua's blog but had to stop in yours too.

I know you are having fun playing in the dirt today!!!

Happy First Day of Spring!

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16. Proserpina
11:20 AM GMT del 20 Marzo 2010
Proserpina brings you wishes for a happy spring full of sunny days, warm breezes, lots of flowers, peace, health, loveSpring Season Comments and Graphics for MySpace, Tagged, Facebook
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15. Fshhead
06:11 AM GMT del 18 Marzo 2010
NASA Shows Ireland From Space for St. Patrick's Day

Hey Rain,
For once I can contribute something to your blog. lol Hope everything is well with you all!!
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14. unclemush
06:24 PM GMT del 17 Marzo 2010
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13. Proserpina
04:42 PM GMT del 17 Marzo 2010
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To you and Aqua
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12. Rainman32
01:35 PM GMT del 17 Marzo 2010
CATEGORY 5 TROPICAL CYCLONE ULUI




The TRMM satellite passed over a very powerful tropical cyclone ULUI in the south Pacific on 14 March 2010 at 2351 UTC. The image above was derived from this TRMM pass and illustrates the power of tropical cyclone ULUI. TRMM shows well defined concentric rain bands were spiraling into ULUI's eye at a time when wind speeds were estimated to be 130 knots (~149.5 mph). ULUI had weakened from a category 5 tropical cyclone with wind speeds of 140 knots (~161 mph) on 13 March 2010. The Rainfall analysis above used data from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments. This analysis was overlaid on a combined Infrared and Visible image from TRMM's Visible and Infrared Scanner (VIRS).

TROPICAL CYCLONE TOMAS



The TRMM satellite also passed over another powerful tropical cyclone called TOMAS near the International Dateline in the south Pacific on 15 March 2010 at 2123 UTC. The rainfall analysis on the right used data from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) and Precipitation Radar (PR) instruments. The analysis reveals that TOMAS had a large circular eye centered at about 242 kilometers (150 miles) from Fiji. Tomas was decreasing in intensity but wind speeds were still estimated to be over 105 knots (~121 mph). Very heavy rainfall of over 50 mm/hr (~2 inches) is shown occurring mainly in TOMA's southeastern quadrant.

TRMM is a joint mission between NASA and the Japanese space agency JAXA.

Image and caption produced by Hal Pierce (SSAI/NASA GSFC)
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11. Rainman32
12:26 AM GMT del 17 Marzo 2010
Hey Beach, sorry for the Yuk! here is The Experimental Wildfire ABBA Fire Product

GOES-12 Wildfire ABBA Southeastern US

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10. Beachfoxx
12:18 AM GMT del 17 Marzo 2010
Did not find the site..... but did find out that Eglin is doing a controlled burn about 3 miles from here. Very smoky!
Quoting Beachfoxx:
Rain ---

You online? Trying to find a site that shows where fires are burning in the panhandle....
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9. Beachfoxx
10:59 PM GMT del 16 Marzo 2010
Rain ---

You online? Trying to find a site that shows where fires are burning in the panhandle....
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8. Proserpina
06:58 PM GMT del 16 Marzo 2010
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7. Proserpina
12:57 PM GMT del 12 Marzo 2010
MyHotComments.com
MyHotComments Good morning from rainy and gloomy VA.
I hope that your day is sunny and warm and if not may it be sunny and warm in your heart.
Happy Friday to you and yours.
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6. Barefootontherocks
10:45 PM GMT del 11 Marzo 2010
Hi rainy,
Just saw this post on the Hammon tornado here and at Skye's. Really neat. IF you want to and you have time, would you please copy it and post it in a comment at my blog about the Hammon tornado? I'd like to have it in there, for the record.
:)

Add: Thank you for adding it!
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5. Rainman32
07:07 PM GMT del 10 Marzo 2010
Detection of convective initiation and the first tornado in March



After an unusually quiet February tornado-wise in the United States (only one tornado was reported, an EF-0 in California that lasted for 3 minutes late in the day on February 27th), two tornadoes touched down near sunset in western Oklahoma, near the town of Hammon. The above image from NAWIPS shows 1-km GOES-12 visible imagery with superimposed contours of cloud-top cooling from about 90 minutes prior to tornado touchdown. The growing cell that will ultimately spawn the tornado has been correctly identified. Such cloud-top cooling is computed routinely as part of a University of Wisconsin Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) project on convective initiation.

If the detected cloud-top cooling is co-located with changes in cloud phase (for example, from supercooled water droplets to ice crystals, or from all water droplets to supercooled water droplets) as inferred from GOES-12 radiances for different infrared channels, then convective initiation is deemed to be ongoing.



In this animation of 11-micron cloud temperatures overlain with Convective Initiation, note the CI Likely at 2132 UTC along the Texas/Oklahoma border. That region of cloud top cooling and phase change then moves north-northeastward and the convective cell that spawned the tornado develops. Convective Initiation is no longer indicated, however, because the initiation stage of convection is over by 2200 UTC.



The visible image loop, here, from NAWIPS, also shows the strong cooling at 2130 UTC, then convective development and intermittent lightning strikes associated with the Hammon cell. Note that the algorithm locks on to the convective cell that spawns the tornado, and not adjacent cells. The strongest cooling was associated with the storm that produced the tornado. Similarly, only that cell had the cloud phase changes to trigger the signaling of convective initiation.

(Added: CNN has Andy Gabrielson’s too-close-for-comfort video).

(Added: Another video, from YouTube).


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4. Rainman32
06:16 PM GMT del 09 Marzo 2010



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3. Proserpina
12:57 PM GMT del 06 Marzo 2010
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2. unclemush
11:17 PM GMT del 01 Marzo 2010
Hi rain nice music! :)
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1. Rainman32
07:59 PM GMT del 01 Marzo 2010



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