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Total Lightning Data...A Great Situational Awareness Tool
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:07:33
Acooler, drier continentalairmass was moving into the Tennessee Valley on the evening of Sunday, September 21st. Showers and a few thunderstorms developed along the associated frontal boundary as it crossed into the Huntsville County Warning and Forecast Area late in the afternoon and through much of the evening. One thunderstorm began to strengthen as it [...]
Use of VIIRS Day-Night Band Imagery in Response to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts
In late October 2012, widespread strong winds, torrential rain, coastal flooding, and other effects of Hurricane Sandy contributed to widespread power outages throughout the northeastern United States. In response to this disaster, SPoRT provided SNPP VIIRS day-night band imagery and an experimental, false color blackout composite. SPoRT's experimental "blackout composite" of pre-storm and post-event imagery helped to identify missing lights in a single image. Through collaboration with NASA's Applied Sciences Disasters Program, daily composites were provided to the United States Geological Survey's Hazards Data Distribution System, where they were then distributed to the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Task Force-Civil Support (JTFCS).
Image of the Day
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This image, produced by Matt Smith and Kevin Fuell from 20 September 2009, shows the 11 micron infrared hybrid product. The MODIS and GOES imagery are separated by the blue, dashed line. The bottom and right sides show the lower resolution (4 km) GOES IR image alongside the high resolution (1 km) MODIS IR data over the Four Corners region of the southwest United States.
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.