ATOC 1050-Weather Discussion: Chapter 2

Satellite Image Intrepretation – Example #1: 1 February 2002

Visible Satellite Image (1645 UTC) – click to enlarge

Satellite Image Intrepretation – Example #1: 1 February 2002

Visible Satellite Image (1645 UTC) – click to enlarge

What is the white band that extends from SE Colorado and NW Texas to Wisconsin?

How can we determine what this feature is?

Let’s look at a surface weather map for the same time… (click to enlarge)

Let’s also take a look at the IR satellite image for this time.

How would visible and IR satellite images of snow cover change with time?

View visible satellite image loop.

View IR satellite image loop.

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