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


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


Typhoon Soudelor nears Taiwan landfall


00:28 UTC Metop-A received via EUMETCAST (c) EUMETSAT 2014

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METEOR-M2 image


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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dust plumes blew over the Mediterranean Sea


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


MSG-2 – wonderful spring weather here


11:00 UTC received via EUMETCAST

no clouds over Germany – we do have wonderful spring weather here already – 25 deg C …
courtesy of EUMETSAT


Image taken by the new Elektro-L1 spacecraft



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.


Cyclone Yasi via EUMETCast


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


METOP-A – Hurricane Earl heading for North Carolina coast


14:40 UTC Hurricane Earl heading for North Carolina coast

Hurricane Earl is a very intense and dangerous storm with 135 mph sustained winds and gusts as high as 160 mph.
[received via EUMETCAST – 60cm dish, credits: EUMETSAT]


METOP-A – russian wildfires



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)


MSG-2


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.