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Multiple fires with long smoke trails could be seen throughout Alaska on June 29 in this image from the JPSS satellites’ VIIRS instrument. To learn more about the fires occurring in this region, check out this #EarthFromOrbit video: nesdis.noaa.gov/news/earth-orb…
It's #FullDiskFriday! And the start of #IndependenceDay weekend in the United States. We may not be able to see the colors of fireworks from space, but we can see the brilliance of cloud layers in this #GOESEast Day Cloud Phase imagery! Have a safe and happy #FourthOfJuly! 🌎✨u
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Check out these star-shaped clouds! ☁️⭐ As we close out #NationalOceanMonth, we recognize the beautiful cloud formations JPSS satellites see over the ocean. The #NOAA20 satellite captured an image of starburst-like actinoform clouds on March 11, 2022.
It's #WhereInTheWorld Wednesday! 🤠🎉 Seen here yesterday b#NOAA2020, is the world’s longest freshwater lake. It is the second-oldest freshwater lake in the world, the second-largest by volume, and the second-deepest, in all cases after Lake Baikal in SiberiaYO
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Sea Surface Temperatures (SST) and #GreatLakes Lake Surface Temperatures from today's #NOAA20 afternoon overpass. Interesting and important, especially for monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone #Two. Available via the #VIIRS Imagery Viewer at cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/viirs/imagery-…
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Dust from the Sahara can be seen blowing off the western coast of Africa in a #NOAA20 satellite image, captured on June 19. Learn more about the Saharan Air Layer, a mass of dusty air that forms over the Sahara Desert during spring, summer and fall: nesdis.noaa.gov/news/the-sahar…
Join the VIIRS User Meeting on June 29 & 30 to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the @NOAA / @NASA Suomi NPP satellite and learn how VIIRS data products and applications benefit society go.nasa.gov/3ymnHK9
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#Wildfires in #Alaska continuing to produce thick #smoke, which caused Code Red (Unhealthy) daily fine particles (PM2.5) #AirQuality in #Fairbanks on 26 Jun, shown by #VIIRS aerosol detection composite from #SNPP & #NOAA20. @JPSSProgram @AlaskaWx @JingqiuMao @uafgina
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#NOAA20 captured this stunning west coast image Sunday afternoon spanning snow-covered mountains in BC Canada to Tropical Storm Celia offshore Mexico while marine stratus/fog hugs the coast of California. Plus, sun glint on the Pacific Ocean. ftp.ssec.wisc.edu/pub/eosdb/j01/… #CAwx
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Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 Members of the JPSS team participated in the Capital Pride parade on June 18#PrideMonthtg8
#Wildfires in #Alaska continuing to produce #smoke (lavender/purple shading), seen b/w clouds on 22 Jun by #SNPP #VIIRS aerosol detection; smoke causing Code Red (Unhealthy) @AIRNow Nowcast PM2.5 #AirQuality currently in #Fairbanks. @JPSSProgram @AlaskaWx @JingqiuMao @uafgina
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It's International #WomenInEngineering Day! 👩‍🔧 We recognize JPSS Systems Engineer, Alissa Mitchell, who supports the design & testing for th#JPSS2S2 satellite. 🛰️ She's worked with many inspiring women engineers and suggests that young engineers seek out female mentoroio
#NOAA20 captured this striking scene of the west coast today as marine stratus hugs and cools coastal #California and Tropical Storm #Celia spins within a band of sun glint offshore southwest #Mexico. Cool clouds offshore the Pacific Northwest too. �cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/viirs/imagery-…fa
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.@NOAA’s #JPSS2 🛰️ has successfully completed its thermal vacuum testing, showing that the spacecraft and its instruments can withstand the harsh environment of#spacee. This critical milestone brings the#satellitee one step closer to launch. Read more:go.usa.gov/xJEpqh8
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Here's the #NOAA20 VIIRS view of the #GreatLakes on this #SummerSolstice. Pretty stunning. How many different types of clouds can you ID? Get #VIIRS imagery via VIIRS Imagery Viewer cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/viirs/imagery-… VIIRS Today ge.ssec.wisc.edu/viirs-today/ JSTAR Mapper star.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/mapper/
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This model of the new #JPSS2 satellite doesn't have arms like our staff do, so we helped it take a selfie for #NationalSelfieDay! 🤳 Learn more about our new polar orbiting satellite, scheduled to launch this November:nesdis.noaa.gov/next-generatio…fO
As ocean currents move around Earth, their temperatures can influence the weather. 🌊 Check out JSTAR Mapper, a tool that shares images and data, like Earth’s ocean surface temperature, from JPSS satellites.�#NationalOceanMonthth Go herestar.nesdis.noaa.gov/jpss/mapper/qkN
Yesterday, the #NOAA20 🛰️ captured imagery of the#WhartonStateForestt –#MullicaRiverFiree burning in southern New Jersey. According to@njdepforestfiree, the blaze now covers 13,500 acres and is 85% contained. #NJwxxm
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Last week, the NASA / @NOAA @JPSSProgram satellite JPSS-2 completed thermal vacuum testing, showing that the spacecraft and instruments will perform successfully when exposed to the vacuum and extreme temperatures of space. Learn more: go.nasa.gov/3xE3HS2
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Anyone else like to watch the clouds roll by? Well, so do our satellites! @JPSSProgram’s polar orbiting satellites have a certain amount of coverage per pass, collecting data over a swath of the earth. That’s why the image seems to “rotate” in this video.
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In #SDwx, #NOAA20 #VIIRS RGB & #GOES16 NDVI images revealed a NW-to-SE oriented swath from about Union Center to Kadoka, as well as a couple of patches in Butte County -- signatures of crop/grassland damage due to recent wind-driven large hail events: cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/satellite-blog…
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#JPSS satellites help monitor the ocean's surface temperature! 🌡️ Scientists rely on color enhanced maps from satellite data to see changes in temperature. Below, see the ocean surface temperature observed by JPSS satellites on June 15.#NationalOceanMonthh5
#VIIRS aerosol optical depth composite from #SNPP & #NOAA20 satellites captured #SaharanDust transport to SW #Europe on 16 Jun, including #IberianPeninsula & #BayofBiscay; dark red indicates very optically thick dust. @DustyCRyder @JPSSProgram @Dust_Barcelona @m_parrington
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JPSS satellites provide crucial climate & weather data for @NOAASatellites and scientists around the world. This makes tests like the one JPSS-2 just passed with flying colors a must before launching to space. nasa.gov/feature/goddar…
The JPSS-2 satellite has successfully completed its thermal vacuum test! ✅ Last week, the satellite completed this critical test, which simulates exposure to the harsh environments it will encounter in space. #ReadySetJPSS nesdis.noaa.gov/news/noaas-jps…
This dynamic image was stitched together from various daylight passes of the #NOAA20 🛰️ yesterday. It reveals various weather systems that brought thunderstorms to parts of the Plains and Upper Midwest. Note#HurricaneBlass churning over the eastern Pacific near Mexico.H
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This fall, the #JPSS2 satellite will share a rocket with LOFTID, an inflatable decelerator that might one day land humans on Mars! LOFTID will ride to space on the rocket, where it will inflate and then descend back to Earth to test its ability to survive re-entry. 🚀twitter.com/NASA_Marshall/…A
Happy #WhereInTheWorld Wednesday! Yesterday #NOAA20 had a beautiful and nearly clear view of some of the Caribbean Islands, a region of the Americas that consists of the Caribbean Sea and the surrounding coasts. Which is the largest island in this sea by land area?
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Measurements of chlorophyll concentrations seen by JPSS help identify amounts of algae in different bodies of water. 🔍 Below is an image showing amounts of chlorophyll in the Arabian Sea. This image was captured by JPSS satellites on Feb 20, 2022.l
In the northwestern part of the Indian Ocean lies the Arabian Sea, which on Feb 20, 2022 contained swirling green algae, as seen from this JPSS satellite image.🌏 JPSS satellite observations of algae help scientists monitor the health of ocean life.#NationalOceanMonthhg
#Alaska #wildfires producing large plumes of thick #smoke (dark purple), moving over southwestern part of the state on 11 Jun, shown by #SNPP #VIIRS aerosol detection product. @JPSSProgram @m_parrington @uafgina @Pierre_Markuse @AlaskaWx @Karma_lobsang12
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Smoke trails are seen between Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola in a #NOAA20 and #SuomiNPP satellite image from June 2. This is caused by slash-and-burn agriculture. After a harvest, farmers burn and clear out leftover crops for a new planting season.
It’s #WhereInTheWorld Wednesday! Time for a new quiz! Seen here yesterday from #NOAA20, is an island at the mouth of the Colorado River in Baja California, Mexico. It is part of the Colorado River Delta and of a broader region called the Salton Trough.
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Very large plume of thick #SaharanDust (brown shading) is moving west across #AtlanticOcean, engulfing #CaboVerde & on the way to the #Caribbean, shown by #VIIRS aerosol detection from #SNPP & #NOAA20 on 5 Jun. @JPSSProgram @aire_sergio_rod @SanGasso @DustyCRyder @m_parrington
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The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season brought heavy rain in parts of Florida. Tropical Storm Alex strengthened off Florida’s east coast on Sunday, as it headed toward Bermuda. The #NOAA20 satellite captured these images of the storm on June 4 and June 5.
We’ve just added a new addition to our Visitor Center! It’s a kinetic sculpture celebrating the @NOAA / @NASA JPSS & GOES-R partnerships, representing the Sun, Earth and satellites. On May 25, we cut the ribbon on the installation. Next up: Launching JPSS-2, scheduled Fall 2022.
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The #JPSS2 satellite is scheduled to launch Nov 1! 🚀 To be renamed#NOAA211 after launch, it will join the existing fleet of JPSS satellites and will continue to provide data and observations of the Earth's atmosphere, ocean, and land.#ReadySetJPSSS nesdis.noaa.gov/next-generatio…fx
When we can be our authentic selves, we can achieve anything. This #Pride Month, we celebrate the contributions of our LGBTQ+ employees and continue the work to create an inclusive, welcoming, and supportive environment.
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In the early morning, the low angle of the sun casts long shadows from both land and sky. This True Color image from @JPSSProgram‘s #NOAA20 shows clouds traveling over interior Alaska, casting dark shadows on the greening ground below. #akwx #VIIRS
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Happy #WhereInTheWorld Wednesday! Time for a new quiz! 🤠 Seen here yesterday by#NOAA200, is a strait between India and Sri Lanka. It connects multiple bays in the region and several rivers flow into it, including the Vaigai River of Tamil Nadu.O
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The JPSS satellites’ #VIIRS instrument measures and observes ocean health. 🌊 It takes important sea surface temperature measurements used in hurricane forecasting. Its chlorophyll measurements help scientists track harmful algal blooms.#NationalOceanMonthhR
LAUNCH UPDATE: we're targeting November for @NOAA's @JPSSProgram-2 satellite mission with LOFTID payload onboard – a demo of a hypersonic inflatable aerodynamic decelerator, or aeroshell, technology that could one day help land humans on Mars. Learn more: go.nasa.gov/3wZO4Uv twitter.com/NOAASatellites…
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.@NOAA’s @JPSSProgram-2 mission has a new launch date—Nov. 1, 2022. Once in orbit, the new #JPSS2 #satellite will be renamed NOAA-21. Learn more: go.usa.gov/xJTCP
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Blowing #dust in #ArabianPeninsula & #SouthAsia today 29 May, shown by #VIIRS aerosol optical depth (AOD) from @JPSSProgram satellites; dark red indicates thickest dust (AOD >1), large swath over S. #RedSea, #SaudiArabia & #PersianGulf. @pawanpgupta @m_parrington @Pierre_Markuse
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