Category Archives: Application

Applications Library :: True Color RGB, Burn Scar Identification (Texas, Oklahoma, 7 March 2017)

Warm, dry conditions and strong winds caused wildfires to erupt in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, burning hundreds of thousands of acres.  Active fires can be monitored using True Color RGB and Visible (0.64 µm) imagery to analyze the location and extent of the event.

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Applications Library :: Day Convection RGB, Damaging Storms Across Georgia on 3 Apr 2017

The Day Convection RGB provides the ability to identify strong, convective updrafts via small ice particle detection at cloud tops as is seen in this example of severe storm activity in central Georgia. The capacity to detect microphysical characteristics of convective clouds improves forecasting of the storm strength and stage.

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Applications Library :: True Color RGB, Wildfire Smoke Monitoring (W. Texas, 7 March 2017)

Smoke moving south from the north Texas and Oklahoma fires were impacting visibilities for TAF sites in west Texas, as well as creating a public health hazard. By using True Color RGB imagery, forecasters can monitor the spatial extent and movement of the smoke and determine where the smoke is likely to clear.

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