Friday, September 7, 2012

Isaac in black and white

Satellite Eye on Earth: Tropical Storm Isaac by Night

I'm quite interested in remote sensing and its uses in climate science, particularly modeling, and in fact was once able to take a graduate class in the topic at the Steve Running lab at UMT.

I have very little time to spend on it right now, but manage to keep up with some of the imagery released weekly and monthly by NASA and NOAA.

This superb shot above, which was taken by the VIIRS system, shows the scale and shape of Isaac perfectly.

(Click on the link to see more VIIRS images.)

Isaac, if you remember, came ashore at night-time. The light-intensified image also clearly shows the major southeastern cities, except of course New Orleans, which instead is getting well and truly drenched.

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