21 Aug

NOAA-18 – disturbance in the Central Pacific is expected to become a hurricane

Friday, August 21st, 2015 by

There appears to be a quick developing potential hurricane south of us. It is forecast to move north which means it could be
here fast. As warm as the ocean is there is plenty of energy out there. I will post these and NOAA 18’s images on my site.

73 Robert, NH7WN

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As expected, NOAA 18s shots cut off most of the storm to the south. Interesting is that the storm to the north may actually
force the developing hurricane more towards Oahu than predicted??? Also notice on the big island. I believe the glow from the volcano
producing the VOG plume is actually visible as a distinct bright light. The next few days will be interesting.

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Metop-B image 20 Aug 2015, 1920 UTC, (c) EUMETSAT

1 Oct

METEOR-M2 image

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 by

08:10 UTC
My first Meteor-M2 image, received with FCDpro+ and SDR# on 137.1 MHz.
Momentarily they are 3 IR channels (3.6µm, 10.5µm and 11.5µm).
postprocessing: inverted, stretched and color optimization 🙂

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7 Apr

dust plumes blew over the Mediterranean Sea

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 by

Dust plumes blew over the Mediterranean Sea in early April 2013. Thick plumes hovered off the coasts of Libya and Egypt on April 7 and spanned the sea’s eastern shoreline the following day, reaching as far north as Turkey. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color images on April 7.

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=80865&src=fb

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NOAA 19 Northbound 53° E on 137.10MHz, Multi-Spectral Analysis Enhancement,
Normal Projection, Channel A: 2 (Near Infrared), Channel B: 4 (Thermal Infrared) – DK3WN

28 Feb

Image taken by the new Elektro-L1 spacecraft

Monday, February 28th, 2011 by


Image taken by the Elektro-L1 spacecraft, received and processed in NTs OMZ February 28, 2011 at 07:00 UTC

Elektro–L is a new-generation series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. The first satellite, Elektro–L 1, was launched on 20 January 2011. It is the first Russian weather satellite that successfully operates in geostationary orbit, and is currently the second operational Russian weather satellite. The satellites have a mass of about 1620 kg and are designed to operate for 10 years each. They are capable of producing images of the Earth’s whole hemisphere in both visible and infrared frequencies, providing data for climate change and ocean monitoring in addition to their primary weather forecasting role.

3 Feb

Cyclone Yasi via EUMETCast

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 by

Tropical Cyclone Yasi was making landfall as a powerful Category Four cyclone with maximum sustained winds near 135 knots (155 mph/ 250 kmh) on Feb. 2, at 1500 UTC

image received via EUMETCAST / World FSD from MTSAT at 0600 UTC
courtesy of EUMETSAT

13 Aug

METOP-A – russian wildfires

Friday, August 13th, 2010 by


07:43 UTC false coloured (HRPT Viewer by David Taylor) image – rain refreshes Moscow but wildfires still burning (yellow smoke)

Decoded averaged pass time from mid-third of the picture is 2010-Aug-13 07:44:33 UTC
First scan line is southbound and covers lon: 16.9..41.1..60.6 degrees, lat: 60.9..59.1..53.6 degrees
Last scan line is southbound and covers lon: 17.1..35.7..52.0 degrees, lat: 50.7..48.8..44.4 degrees
Sensor mean altitude: 828.3km (default is 848.0km)

(image credits EUMTESAT)

7 Aug

MSG-2

Saturday, August 7th, 2010 by

11:00 UTC

MSG-2 image receved via EUMETCAST (credits: EUMETSAT)
Moscow is engulfed by the thickest blanket of smog yet this summer, an choking haze from wildfires that have wiped out Russian forests, villages and a military base.