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Stratospheric and mesospheric concentric gravity waves over tropical cyclone Mahasen: Joint AIRS and VIIRS satellite observations

Jia Yue, Steven D. Miller, Lars Hoffmann, William C. Straka
2014 Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics  
We report on the first simultaneous spaceborne observations of concentric gravity wave patterns in the stratosphere and mesosphere over the Indian Ocean excited by Tropical Cyclone Mahasen.  ...  Concentric gravity waves in the stratosphere were observed nearly simultaneously by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on the Aqua satellite.  ...  SDM acknowledges support of the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System Cal/Val and Algorithm Program and the Naval Research Laboratory (BAA Grant #N00173-14-1-G902).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2014.07.003 fatcat:gxvpcpz6xzh2vpwm5vp3kt2gpq

Suomi satellite brings to light a unique frontier of nighttime environmental sensing capabilities

S. D. Miller, S. P. Mills, C. D. Elvidge, D. T. Lindsey, T. F. Lee, J. D. Hawkins
2012 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Low earthorbiting satellites such as Suomi NPP must conduct short integration times per sample because of their motion relative to the surface, but with geostationary satellites, the observed scene is  ...  For example, geostationary-based sensors could provide the first continuous (24-h) visible light observing capability.  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1207034109 pmid:22984179 pmcid:PMC3465370 fatcat:np4ihn6f3bfx5ckfqzcucyt6ia

The ASIM Mission on the International Space Station

Torsten Neubert, Nikolai Østgaard, Victor Reglero, Elisabeth Blanc, Olivier Chanrion, Carol Anne Oxborrow, Astrid Orr, Matteo Tacconi, Ole Hartnack, Dan D. V. Bhanderi
2019 Space Science Reviews  
Developed in the framework of the European Space Agency (ESA), it was launched April 2, 2018 on the SpaceX CRS-14 flight to the ISS.  ...  ASIM was mounted on an external platform of ESA's Columbus module eleven days later and is planned to take measurements during minimum 3 years.  ...  Acknowledgements ASIM is a mission of ESA's SciSpace Programme for scientific utilization of the ISS  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11214-019-0592-z fatcat:hpslnh5uobdptpjrjnv2vjqaba

Earth Imaging From the Surface of the Moon With a DSCOVR/EPIC-Type Camera

Nick Gorkavyi, Simon Carn, Matt DeLand, Yuri Knyazikhin, Nick Krotkov, Alexander Marshak, Ranga Myneni, Alexander Vasilkov
2021 Frontiers in Remote Sensing  
monitoring of transient volcanic clouds; detection of circum-polar mesospheric and stratospheric clouds; estimating the surface BRF and full phase-angle integrated albedo; and monitoring of vegetation  ...  Deploying an analog of EPIC on the Moon's surface would offer a unique opportunity to image the full range of Earth phases, including observing ocean/cloud glint reflection for different phase angles;  ...  These polar regions are not observable from geostationary satellites located above the equator.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frsen.2021.724074 fatcat:ehk42sov7fcrrj52zanwtdzkva

Preliminary Dual-Satellite Observations of Atmospheric Gravity Waves in Airglow

Jia Yue, Septi Perwitasari, Shuang Xu, Yuta Hozumi, Takuji Nakamura, Takeshi Sakanoi, Akinori Saito, Steven D. Miller, William Straka, Pingping Rong
2019 Atmosphere  
Since late 2011, the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) Visible/Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) day–night band (DNB) has observed global AGWs near the mesopause by virtue of its  ...  The wave features, detectable at 0.75 km spatial resolution across its 3000 km imagery swath, are often confused by the upwelling emission of city lights and clouds reflecting downwelling nightglow.  ...  We thank the NOAA Joint Polar Satellite System Cal/Val and Risk Reduction Program. We thank all the members of the ISS-IMAP mission. JY and PR were supported by NSF grant AGS-1651394.  ... 
doi:10.3390/atmos10110650 fatcat:2d4lda33xvht3ct6cfgibsaihm

Satellites see the World's Atmosphere

S. A. Ackerman, S. Platnick, P. K. Bhartia, B. Duncan, T. L'Ecuyer, A. Heidinger, G. Skofronick-Jackson, N. Loeb, T. Schmit, N. Smith
2018 Meteorological Monographs  
This paper discusses some of the key advances in our understanding of the energy and water cycles, weather forecasting, and atmospheric composition enabled by satellite observations.  ...  In less than 70 years, satellite observations have transformed the way scientists observe and study Earth.  ...  The authors are thankful for the comments, resources, and suggestions provided by S. Stephens. The authors also appreciate and thank the thoughtful comments by reviewers.  ... 
doi:10.1175/amsmonographs-d-18-0009.1 fatcat:hillp6ewefh5rpcvcv22nnhcca

Earth-viewing satellite perspectives on the Chelyabinsk meteor event

S. D. Miller, W. C. Straka, A. S. Bachmeier, T. J. Schmit, P. T. Partain, Y.-J. Noh
2013 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Available Satellite Observations Several Earth-viewing environmental satellites in both geostationary and polar orbits (6) viewed the Chelyabinsk region within minutes of the superbolide, capturing the  ...  Unfortunately, no space-borne active sensor observations [e.g., CloudSat radar, ref. 7; or Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observations (CALIPSO) lidar, ref. 8] were available for  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1307965110 pmid:24145398 pmcid:PMC3831432 fatcat:ogwf6q4m3nbxnmz4uiwmzg6evq

Upper atmospheric gravity wave details revealed in nightglow satellite imagery

Steven D. Miller, William C. Straka, Jia Yue, Steven M. Smith, M. Joan Alexander, Lars Hoffmann, Martin Setvák, Philip T. Partain
2015 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America  
Support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Joint Polar Satellite System Proving Ground and Risk Reduction Program (Grant NA14OAR4320125 Amd 7) and the Naval Research Laboratory (Grant  ...  N00173-14-G902), as well as the Oceanographer of the Navy through its office at the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence & Space/PMW-120 under Program  ...  These waves also influence the formation and properties of polar stratospheric clouds (10) .  ... 
doi:10.1073/pnas.1508084112 pmid:26630004 pmcid:PMC4679010 fatcat:zgnl6tzxj5g5hprfjqpwcndqui

From Observations to Forecasts - Part 8: The use of satellite observations in numerical weather prediction

Andrew Collard, Fiona Hilton, Mary Forsythe, Brett Candy
2011 Weather  
The quality of this article was also improved by the input from an anonymous reviewer.  ...  Using satellites, we have the advantage that we can observe much of the globe within a short period: either nearly a hemisphere (from geostationary orbit) or the whole globe twice per day (from polar orbit  ...  Together, the geostationary and polar AMVs provide almost complete global coverage ( Figure 1 ).  ... 
doi:10.1002/wea.736 fatcat:zo4yuyxsojfshmrmlvkf3jmibq

The Dark Side of Hurricane Matthew: Unique Perspectives from the VIIRS Day/Night Band

Steven D. Miller, William C. Straka, Jia Yue, Curtis J. Seaman, Shuang Xu, Christopher D. Elvidge, Lars Hoffmann, Irfan Azeem
2018 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
) Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (SNPP) satellite.  ...  On such moonless nights, the DNB remains sensitive enough to observe clouds by the faint light of atmospheric nightglow and starlight (Miller et al. 2012b ).  ...  The potential benefits of higher-temporalresolution nighttime visible observations are wide ranging, and are a compelling prospect for future satellite observing systems.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-17-0097.1 fatcat:wc7alxyhwze5llfevblcu3t3ea

MEGAFLASHES: Just How Long Can a Lightning Discharge Get?

Walter A. Lyons, Eric C. Bruning, A. Warner, Donald R. MacGorman, Samantha Edgington, Clemens Tillier, Janusz Mlynarczyk
2020 Bulletin of The American Meteorological Society - (BAMS)  
A satellite-borne sensor detects total lightning by responding to the optical energy emerging from cloud tops.  ...  Mapper While this record approaches the limit of what can be observed by any existing LMA, the new Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) on satellites can detect much larger flashes.  ... 
doi:10.1175/bams-d-19-0033.a fatcat:jsllsmgb2zgjjetcpphaxhu2du

Remote sensing in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean: applications and developments

James A. Maslanik, Roger G. Barry
1990 Antarctic Science  
The polar regions present a unique set of problems that complicate applications and limit the usefulness of certain sensors; new instruments planned for launch in the 1990s will help resolve many of these  ...  The polar regions, and Antarctica in particular, offer a variety of examples where the ability to observe from afar is necessary or highly desirable.  ...  Choices of sensors are governed by limits set by cloud cover and polar winter darkness, as well as by resolution requirements.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0954102090000141 fatcat:76w6p3fu75dfzc7xcidgj2s3k4

Capability of airline jets as an observation platform for noctilucent clouds at middle latitudes

Hidehiko Suzuki, Ayako Matsumoto, Peter Dalin, Yuriko Nakamura, Satoshi Ishii, Kazuyo Sakanoi, Kaori Sakaguchi, Taku Takada, Takuo T. Tsuda, Yuta Hozumi
2022 Progress in Earth and Planetary Science  
with a polar orbiting satellite due to sparse sampling in both temporal and spatial domain.  ...  The advantages and merits of NLC observation from jets over satellite observation from a point of view of imaging geometry are also presented.  ...  Katsuya Kokubun for helping initial planning of the project. The authors thank Mr. Masahiro Omote for his technical help on the satellite data analysis.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40645-022-00469-4 pmid:35127336 pmcid:PMC8800398 fatcat:ldt3cnr7cvfvxnxcm7rxgyismy

Impact of solar proton events on noctilucent clouds

Nabiz Rahpoe, Christian von Savigny, Charles E. Robert, Matthew T. DeLand, John P. Burrows
2011 Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics  
Abstract Noctilucent clouds (NLCs), also known as Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMCs) are a rare phenomenon observed at polar latitudes during the summer season.  ...  An example of solar flares followed by a solar proton event recorded near the Earth from a geostationary orbit with the GOES -10 satellite (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) is shown for  ...  The eternal love of them and their support is priceless. This work would not have been possible without the kindness and patience of my lovely wife Maihan.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jastp.2010.07.017 fatcat:dihqxt2zbnfndmd42ya5y5okwa

Developing Algorithm for Operational GOES-R Land Surface Temperature Product

Yunyue Yu, D. Tarpley, J.L. Privette, M.D. Goldberg, M.K. Rama Varma Raja, K.Y. Vinnikov, Hui Xu
2009 IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing  
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) program is developing the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), a new generation sensor to be carried onboard the GEOS-R satellite (launch expected  ...  These improve the imager specifications and compare well with those of polar-orbiting sensors (e.g., Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer and Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer).  ...  The manuscript contents are solely the opinions of the authors and do not constitute a statement of policy, decision, or position on behalf of NOAA or the U.S. Government.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tgrs.2008.2006180 fatcat:63s7yey6pvbfveuaw25zl4v5f4
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