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Interpreting Infrared Satellite Image Data

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Martin Mc Kenna
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« on: October 10, 2009, 08:27:20 pm »

Hi Andy, I'm glad you brought this up. The reason is because it was the IR view. High cloud tops near the top of the atmosphere such as a cirrus, cirrostratus etc show up as white on the images, the brighter the white the higher the cloud tops (and colder). Low, and even mid level cloud, can have little or no signature on IR. That's why the approaching dark area was in fact cloud and not a large clear sector. I hope this helps.
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