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50th anniversary of the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at Wisconsin

Did you know that the vast majority of weather data that goes into weather forecast models comes not from ground measurements, but from satellite observations?  This increase in global data, plus the increased power of computers, has improved weather forecasting dramatically over time.  It’s hard to believe that satellite meteorology…
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Stunning satellite loop from Japan’s new weather satellite

The Japanese Meteorological Agency has a new weather satellite, the Himawari-8.  It has incredibly high resolution pictures in both space and time.  The CIMSS satellite blog (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center) has an example of the stunning images that…
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How small is Danny?

Yesterday several meteorology friends, including Jordan McLeod from the Southeast Regional Climate Center, posted pictures online showing the difference in size between Typhoon Atsani in the Pacific Ocean and Hurricane Danny in the Atlantic.  Here is the comparison of the two satellite images.  You can see how small Danny is…
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Fantastic aerial photos

As a confirmed map and photo geek, I love to look at maps and pictures that show spatial arrangements of land surfaces, both natural and manmade. This week I ran across the Daily Overview site from the International Business Times, which shows a variety of aerial photos that depict human land…
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