The Great Eclipse of 2017 from GOES-16
21 August 2017 -
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the first total solar eclipse to move across
the Continental United States in 99 years occurred, treating all of North America
to a rare and spectacular astronomical display. The path of totality, where the moon completely covered the
sun, stretched from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside
this path still saw a partial solar eclipse.
The animation above shows the shadow of the moon traversing the North America
from 2:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT, as seen by NOAA's GOES-16 satellite.
The animation was generated from GOES-16 imagery by the STAR GOES Imagery team
of Matt Jochum, Lori Brown, and Brian Keffer, using the award-winning work of
the CIRA-RAMMB team of Dan Lindsey, Steve Miller and Curtis Seaman to output
full color images.
NOAA's GOES-16 satellite has not been declared operational. Its data
are preliminary and undergoing testing. During test activities, data quality
and availability may be inconsistent and may change without notice.
GEO Blue Planet Symposium at NCWCP
31 May to 2 June 2017
4 April 2017 - The 3rd GEO Blue Planet Symposium will
serve as a forum for discussion of information needs resulting
from the important role the oceans play in Earth's life-support system and
the challenge of minimizing the impacts of human activities on the oceans
while utilizing the resources of the oceans to meet our needs.
NOAA and the University of Maryland are sponsoring the symposium,
and STAR's Paul DiGiacomo is Co-Chair of the GEO Blue Planet Initiative.
Visit the website to register or submit an abstract:
March Blizzard Sweeps the Northeast
click to view animation
16 March 2017 - A significant
late-winter storm swept through the northeast U.S. this past week, dropping
as much as 4 feet of on northern New York and New England, closing airports
and businesses. This snowfall rate animation shows the passive microwave
snowfall rate product. This product uses data from ATMS and AMSU-A/MHS pairs, located aboard: S-
NPP, NOAA-18, NOAA-19, Metop-A, and Metop-B. Developed by a team of
scientists at STAR and CICS-MD: H. Meng, R. Ferraro, J. Dong, C. Kongoli,
and N.-Y. Wang along with B. Yan and L. Zhao from OSPO. The animation
was made by Patrick Meyers of CICS-MD.
Latest STAR Publications
Updated: Fri, 17 Mar 2017
- Characterization of Long-Term Stability of Suomi NPP Cross-Track Infrared Sounder Spectral Calibration
- Chen Y, Han Y and Weng FZ
- IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55(2):1147-1159.
- Feb 2017
- Development of a Mid-Infrared Sea and Lake Ice Index (MISI) Using the GOES Imager
- Dorofy P, Nazari R, Romanov P and Key J
- Remote Sensing 8(12)
- Dec 2016
- Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals
- Hughes TP, Kerry JT, Álvarez-Noriega M, Álvarez-Romero JG, Anderson KD, Baird AH, Babcock RC, Beger M, Bellwood DR, et al.
- Nature 543(7645):373-377.
- Mar 16 2017
- The floating Sargassum (Phaeophyceae) of the South Atlantic Ocean - likely scenarios
- Sissini MN, de Barros Barreto MBB, Menezes Szechy MT, de Lucena MB, Oliveira MC, Gower J, Liu G, de Oliveira Bastos E, Milstein D, et al.
- Phycologia 56(3):321-328.
- May 2017
- Managing living marine resources in a dynamic environment: The role of seasonal to decadal climate forecasts
- Tommasi D, Stock CA, Hobday AJ, Methot R, Kaplan IC, Eveson JP, Holsman K, Miller TJ, Gaichas S, et al.
- Progress in Oceanography 152:15-49.
- Mar 2017
- Excess seawater nutrients, enlarged algal symbiont densities and bleaching sensitive reef locations: 2. A regional-scale predictive model for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
- Wooldridge SA, Heron SF, Brodie JE, Done TJ, Masiri I and Hinrichs S
- Marine Pollution Bulletin 114(1):343-354.
- Jan 15 2017
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