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7 July 2016

Nepartak Rapid Scan Loop

Can you spot the gravity waves in this stunning loop of Nepartak from the Himawari 8 Satellite? Click the image to load the loop from Today (Thursday). Transverse cirrus bands are also visible in the image above, and these are indicative of severe turbulence. More on that from the CIMMS Satellite Blog. James Reynolds has video and images of the storm here.  


11 July 2015

Himawari 8 Gets Some Press From the NYT

Japan’s new weather satellite is getting a real workout as Typhoon Chan-Hom threatens Shanghai, and the New York Times published a really nice visual piece today showing some of its imagery. This satellite is capable of detecting light in the 3 visible channels of red,green, and blue and therefore we can see a color image of the Earth every few minutes. Check out the NYT piece HERE. GOES R will …