13 August 2015

Tianjin Explosion Seen By Himawari and Other Weather Satellites

Posted by Dan Satterfield

The folks over at CIMMS posted a cool animated GIF of the explosion in China as seen by the geostationary weather satellites. The new Himawari can scan very rapidly and has the highest resolution of any stationary weather satellite. You can even see the smoke debris cloud move away from the explosion. The black pixels are showing extreme heat in this thermal IR image.

Ctsy. CIMMS at Uni. Wisconsin

Ctsy. CIMMS at Uni. Wisconsin.

CIMMS has views from other wavelengths as well here.