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The Great Eclipse of 2017 from GOES-16

August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1630 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1645 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1700 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1715 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1730 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1745 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1800 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1815 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1830 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1845 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1900 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1915 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1930 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 1945 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 2000 UTC August 21, 2017 Eclipse - GOES-16 Full Disk - Full Color - 2015 UTC

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

banner: 3rd Blue Planet Symposium

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: http://symposium.geoblueplanet.com/


March Blizzard Sweeps the Northeast

Microwave Snowfall Rate animation, March 13-15, 2017
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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

Title:
Characterization of Long-Term Stability of Suomi NPP Cross-Track Infrared Sounder Spectral Calibration
Authors:
Chen Y, Han Y and Weng FZ
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 55(2):1147-1159.
DOI: 10.1109/tgrs.2016.2620438
Date:
Feb 2017
Title:
Development of a Mid-Infrared Sea and Lake Ice Index (MISI) Using the GOES Imager
Authors:
Dorofy P, Nazari R, Romanov P and Key J
Journal:
Remote Sensing 8(12)
DOI: 10.3390/rs8121015
Date:
Dec 2016
Title:
Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals
Authors:
Hughes TP, Kerry JT, Álvarez-Noriega M, Álvarez-Romero JG, Anderson KD, Baird AH, Babcock RC, Beger M, Bellwood DR, et al.
Journal:
Nature 543(7645):373-377.
DOI: 10.1038/nature21707
Date:
Mar 16 2017
Title:
The floating Sargassum (Phaeophyceae) of the South Atlantic Ocean - likely scenarios
Authors:
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.
Journal:
Phycologia 56(3):321-328.
DOI: 10.2216/16-92.1
Date:
May 2017
Title:
Managing living marine resources in a dynamic environment: The role of seasonal to decadal climate forecasts
Authors:
Tommasi D, Stock CA, Hobday AJ, Methot R, Kaplan IC, Eveson JP, Holsman K, Miller TJ, Gaichas S, et al.
Journal:
Progress in Oceanography 152:15-49.
DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.12.011
Date:
Mar 2017
Title:
Excess seawater nutrients, enlarged algal symbiont densities and bleaching sensitive reef locations: 2. A regional-scale predictive model for the Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Authors:
Wooldridge SA, Heron SF, Brodie JE, Done TJ, Masiri I and Hinrichs S
Journal:
Marine Pollution Bulletin 114(1):343-354.
DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.09.045
Date:
Jan 15 2017

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