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Distinctive Satellite Views

By: Rainman32 , 09:13 PM GMT del 02 Luglio 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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44. Proserpina
01:02 PM GMT del 01 Settembre 2010


"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Chrysanthemums.
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze."
- John Updike, September
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42. aquak9
11:19 PM GMT del 30 Agosto 2010
hi coops! boy I really should get out more often.

spathy- I held up a pizza and he ran into it face first, like a moth to a flame.
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39. CoopsWife
11:10 PM GMT del 25 Agosto 2010
Dang - I dropped in to check on Aqua - how's the ride, how's the job?  and then I see wonderment from Surfie - awesome finds, m'dear - really awesome!
Hope all are doing well - I  just wanted to see if the new ride in the stars was as dreamy as hoped for.  :)
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38. aquak9
10:03 PM GMT del 25 Agosto 2010

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37. aquak9
02:00 AM GMT del 23 Agosto 2010
because I CAN- hahaha

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35. Bogon
06:03 PM GMT del 19 Agosto 2010
NASA has posted a gallery of images relating to flooding in Pakistan.
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34. surfmom
01:40 PM GMT del 14 Agosto 2010
Aloha - leaving this here and at Emmy's - hope you catch it b/4 you go out today!!!

FOR MY DEAR FRIEND AQUAK9 - Muse of Garden & Fossil

"Fossil hunting is by far the most fascinating of all sports. It has some danger, enough to give it zest and probably about as much as in the average modern engineered big game hunt, and the danger is wholly to the hunter. It has uncertainty and excitement, and all the thrills of gambling with none of its vicious qualities. The hunter never knows what his bag may be, perhaps nothing, perhaps a creature never before seen by human eyes.
It requires knowledge, skill and some degree of hardihood. And its results are so much more important, more worthwhile and more enduring that those of any other sport. THE FOSSIL HUNTER DOES NOT KILL; HE RESURRECTS. AND THE RESULTS OF THIS SPORT IS TO ADD TO THE SUM OF HUMAN PLEASURE AND TO THE TREASURES OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE."
George Gaylord Simpson, pioneer of paleontology
Fossils and the History of Life (his book)
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33. Proserpina
11:36 AM GMT del 14 Agosto 2010
Photobucket

HAPPY WEEKEND TO YOU AND AQUA
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32. surfmom
02:40 PM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
Quoting aquak9:
the colors are gorgeous. quite a few are catching my eye.

Hey do any of your male mammals have a drill? Those'd make some awesome yard decor, hung up on 80 lb test.


Hubby's friend fell in love with a 'gater tooth and had it made into a necklace/amulet -- the colors are so beautiful & the touch really nice too
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31. surfmom
02:38 PM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
Quoting spathy:
Surf,rain,Aqua.
We gotta get together for an excavation/hunt:0)


rotfl -- could you imagine - bawhahaaaa
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29. surfmom
01:11 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
We dig these out of clay mounds that the Army Corp dredged out to make the intracoastal wider - this is also at the mouth of a creek that enters the intracoastal. Some mounds yield, others are duds -- I think alot of this stuff has been washed down the creek ...skip the swap, you should come dig and get....dirty ----bawhahaaaaa
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28. aquak9
12:54 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
the colors are gorgeous. quite a few are catching my eye.

Hey do any of your male mammals have a drill? Those'd make some awesome yard decor, hung up on 80 lb test.
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27. Rainman32
12:52 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
Wow. those are so different from the ones we find. offhand I think it is limestone in yours vs the carbon we find in ours. much bigger than what we generally find too, only a few of the largest ones in our collection touch alot of yours in size.

Happy to do a fossil swap anytime! :)

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26. surfmom
12:51 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
Quoting aquak9:
Rain's gonna die when he sees these...


He can swoon, but no croaking allowed !!!

I feel like Calypso in Pirates Carib...LOL
"I got a jar of D I R T"
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25. aquak9
12:47 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
Rain's gonna die when he sees these...
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24. surfmom
12:46 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
It probably would help if you could hold them & touch them -- it's hard to get the detail from the camera - as soon as I can I'll make you up a sample bag -- been wanting to get there -- just been too hot when I've had the extra time to get there & as always.... not enough time for play
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23. surfmom
12:42 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
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22. surfmom
12:42 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
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21. surfmom
12:41 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
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20. surfmom
12:40 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
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19. surfmom
12:40 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
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18. surfmom
12:39 AM GMT del 11 Agosto 2010
FYI - for you and Aqua
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17. Rainman32
04:33 AM GMT del 07 Agosto 2010
Sweet Dreams :)



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16. CoopsWife
04:22 AM GMT del 07 Agosto 2010
Thanks - Enjoy the evening!
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15. Rainman32
04:16 AM GMT del 07 Agosto 2010
Quoting CoopsWife:
Hey, Rainman. Dang - Aqua never came back to play on the Deck. Tell her I left her a really fine video near the end. :)
Will Do! we were catching up on a cable series that we like.. Warehouse 13

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14. CoopsWife
04:11 AM GMT del 07 Agosto 2010
Hey, Rainman. Dang - Aqua never came back to play on the Deck. Tell her I left her a really fine video near the end. :)
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13. Rainman32
04:04 AM GMT del 07 Agosto 2010
Sweeet! :) I had forgotten to flip over my dead calendar this month.. Gosh I miss it.





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12. sugarsand
02:54 AM GMT del 07 Agosto 2010
Link

It is Jerry week.... :)


Link
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11. robinvtx1215
09:46 PM GMT del 06 Agosto 2010
Hi Rainman, great blog, to rainman wife, you have mail. have good weekend
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10. Proserpina
11:58 AM GMT del 24 Luglio 2010
zwani.com myspace graphic comments
Myspace Weekend Comments & Graphics
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9. Rainman32
07:59 PM GMT del 23 Luglio 2010
Tropical Storm Bonnie July 23, 2010



Tropical Storm Bonnie is over land in southern Florida, near Miami Dade. The storm is forecast to enter the Gulf of Mexico and move northwest toward Louisiana over the next two days.

Copyright: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


Tropical Storm Bonnie Disorganized Over South Florida

Tropical Storm Bonnie was crossing over south Florida at 11 a.m. EDT today, July 23, and it is being battered by strong wind shear. Satellite and radar data have indicated that the center of Bonnie's circulation is southeast of the strongest convection and showers, which are currently located over southeastern Florida.

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-13 continues to keep an eye on Bonnie as she tracks across Florida today. At 1625 UTC (12:25 p.m. EDT), GOES-13 visible imagery showed the bulk of Bonnie's clouds over south Florida, although her center is southeast of there. GOES is operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and NASA's GOES Project, located at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. creates some of the GOES satellite images.



GOES-13 captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Bonnie as she tracks across Florida today, July 23. At 1625 UTC (12:25 p.m. EDT), GOES-13 visible imagery showed the bulk of Bonnie's clouds over south Florida, although her center is southeast of there.
Credit: NASA/GOES Project


At 11 a.m. EDT, Bonnie's center was near 25.4 North and 80.3 West, about 30 miles south-southwest of Miami, Fla. and 130 miles southeast of Fort Myers, Fla. Bonnie's maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph, and she's moving west-northwest near 18 mph. Bonnie is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 1 to 3 inches over south Florida with possible isolated maximum amounts of 5 inches.

The National Hurricane Center forecast indicates Bonnie will move across Florida today and enter the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight. She is forecast to approach the northern Gulf coast late on Saturday. Warnings are posted for the following: in the Bahamas, a tropical storm warning is in force for the northwestern Bahamas. In Florida a tropical storm warning is in effect from Deerfield Beach to the entire Florida Keys, including Florida Bay and north along the west coast to Englewood. Tropical Storm Warnings are also posted for the northern Gulf coast from Destin, Fla. to Morgan City, La. including Lake Pontchartrain. A Tropical storm watch is up from Deerfield Beach, Fla. north to Jupiter Inlet, including Lake Okeechobee, Fla. Storm surge expected is for up to 1 or 2 feet above normal tidal levels in the Bahamas and Florida, and tornadoes are possible over extreme southern Florida as Bonnie makes her way across the state.



To see updated movies from GOES-13 of Bonnie's track into the Gulf of Mexico, go to: GOES Project Science. The latest forecasts on Tropical Storm Bonnie from the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Fla. are posted at: www.nhc.noaa.gov.

Residents along the northern Gulf of Mexico coastline should be preparing for Bonnie's arrival this weekend.

Text credit: Rob Gutro, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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8. Rainman32
07:26 PM GMT del 23 Luglio 2010
23 July 2010
TROPICAL STORM BONNIE ARRIVES IN SOUTH FLORIDA
As expected, Tropical Storm Bonnie made landfall in South Florida today, Friday the 23rd of July 2010. The center of the storm came ashore near Cutler Bay along the southeast coast of Florida, about 40 miles south of Miami, around 11:00 am local time (EDT) with sustained winds of 40 mph (~65 kph) according to the National Hurricane Center. Bonnie formed a day earlier between the central Bahamas and eastern Cuba from a west-ward propagating tropical wave that had emerged off of the coast of Africa a little over a week ago. The storm has been moving steadily towards the west-northwest at a fairly rapid pace after forming south of the Bahamas. It is expected to quickly cross south Florida today and emerge into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by evening.



The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite (known as TRMM) captured these unique images of Bonnie as it was approaching the southeast coast of Florida during the early morning hours. The images were taken at 07:53 UTC (3:53 am EDT) 23 July 2010 just after Bonnie had passed over Andros Island in the southwestern Bahamas. The image shows the horizontal pattern of rain intensity within the storm. Rain rates in the center swath are based on the TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR), and those in the outer swath on the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI). The rain rates are overlaid on infrared (IR) data from the TRMM Visible Infrared Scanner (VIRS). TRMM reveals that, in general, Bonnie is a pretty small storm and contains very little in the way of rain. Patchy areas of mostly light (blue areas) to occasionally moderate (green areas) rain are spread around but away from the center. There is, however, one area of intense rain (shown in red) located near the center. The storm is not very well organized with only weak banding (curvature) evident in the rainbands away from the center and no evidence of an eye.



The second image was taken at the same time as the first and gives a 3D perspective of the storm. It shows that the area of heavy rain evident in the previous image is associated with a tall convective tower (shown in red) that extends to over 15 km near the center of the storm. Oftentimes, these tall towers can be a sign of strengthening as they indicate the presence of strong showers and thunderstorms that are releasing large amounts of heat into the storm. However, because it was only weakly organized and under the influence of moderate to strong southeasterly wind shear, Bonnie was unable to strengthen before making landfall in south Florida.

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

Images by Hal Pierce (SSAI/NASA GSFC) and captions by Steve Lang (SSAI/NASA GSFC)
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7. LakeWorthFinn
03:48 PM GMT del 23 Luglio 2010
Thanks for wishcasting TRMM on me, getting it :)
Fabulous pics and videos!
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6. surfmom
01:20 PM GMT del 23 Luglio 2010
TERRIFIC PICS!!! Rainman - gotta run now, be back later, I could get lost for a while in here : )
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5. Rainman32
02:25 AM GMT del 23 Luglio 2010
22 July 2010
TRMM SEES TROPICAL STORM BONNIE FORMING



Tropical depression three was updated by the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida on the evening of 22 July 2010. The TRMM satellite flew over tropical storm BONNIE on Thursday 22 July 2010 0851 UTC ( 4:51 AM EDT) when it was still forming. The TRMM rainfall analysis shown above uses data collected at that time and shows that heavy rainfall was located to the northeast of BONNIE's center of circulation. Bonnie is expected to move northwestward into the eastern Gulf Of Mexico in the next few days and strengthen.

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4. Rainman32
05:30 PM GMT del 22 Luglio 2010



+ Rain's Choice Floater


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Credit: Intellicast
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3. OtherBug
02:50 PM GMT del 06 Luglio 2010
Just dropping by to say hello while I'm on my latest adventure!

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2. Proserpina
08:42 PM GMT del 03 Luglio 2010

MySpace Graphics
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1. Rainman32
09:16 PM GMT del 02 Luglio 2010
An interesting view of FL swirlies from NASA LaRC's CRYSTAL-FACE Satellite Page



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