8 November 2013

Amazing Image of Haiyan From SUOMI

Posted by Dan Satterfield

563715_559724104109512_552604910_nThe resolution is 375 meters on this image. Ctsy. Dan Lindsey at CIRA in Colorado.

There was apparently a big jump in lightning around the eye at landfall. More on that here. GOES R will have on-board lightning detection when it launches in a couple of years. This instrument alone is likely to lead to some new discoveries and significant improvements in now-casting and forecasting.

A nice loop of the eye from the Korean Weather Satellite is below: