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The Langmuir Lab LMA at WFO Albuquerque
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:51:05
In late April, NASA SPoRT and the Albuquerque NWS met with scientists at New Mexico Tech to coordinate the integration of the Langmuir Lab lightning mapping array data into our operations. According to Bill Rison, Paul Krehbiel, and Ron Thomas, New Mexico Tech's Lightning Mapping Array (LMA) is a 3-dimensional total lightning location system. The [...]
SPoRT Satellite Analysis Assists with April 27, 2011 Tornado Damage Assessments
The April 25-28, 2011 tornado outbreak will be long remembered across the southeastern United States for its intensity and duration. At its peak on April 27, several large, damaging, long-tracked tornadoes came very close to home for the SPoRT team. The tornadoes damaged several team members’ houses, and created a region-wide power outage that kept the Huntsville area -- including the SPoRT Center -- in the dark for nearly a week.
Image of the Day
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This land surface temperature was produced by a nighttime MODIS overpass. The black areas over land indicate cloud cover. The Mississippi River can be seen clearly in the western portion of the image.
Product Status Page
Though we're not 24/7, SPoRT strives to provide the most timely and reliable data products to its partners and end users. A system has been developed to monitor the availability of LDM and FTP products and categorize each product based on its age. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the link below.