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fxop



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Satellite View of Coast Reply with quote

Mike's posting of a convection event made me look for the source. This is from GOES 16, relatively new, .5km resolution, updated every 5 minutes. Select the "red" band which approximates the GOES West "visible".

Great timelapse controls, beautiful detail, some interesting plumes downwind of islands:

http://weather.cod.edu/satrad/exper/?parms=subregional-Sierra-02-200-0-10-1&checked=map&colorbars=

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windfind



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi fxop,

The new GOES 16 satellite imagery has great tools and higher resolution compared to the old GOES 15 satellite.

However, as you can see in the 2 images below from this morning, The Monterey NRL, through the years, has tweaked the GOES15 imagery for the Bay Area so that it provides more useful detail than the 16 does at this point.

Looking at the 2 images below notice how the new GOES 16 does a better job resolving the edges of the fog. But the old NRL enhanced GOES 15 does a much better job showing the first hint of Aņo Nuevo clearing near Waddell. And it shows the wave clouds streaming from Pt. Reyes towards San Bruno Gap that foretells strong winds just aloft.

Mike Godsey
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fxop



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, Mike!

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