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Polar Satellite

Cumulus Suppression

May 1997

GOES Satellite

Gulf Cumulus Image

Rivers near the U.S. Gulf Coast appear as dark lines in this late morning visible GOES 8 image at 16:45 UTC on May 7, 1997. Cumulus clouds on either side of the rivers show up as white areas, whereas suppression of cumulus development over the river valleys makes them show up as dark lines.

Image Information

Satellite System Image Specifics
Satellite Name GOES-8 Channel Band No. 1 (Visible)
Date May 7, 1997 Resolution 1-km
Julian Date 127 Orbit No./Dir NA
Time 16:45 UTC
11:45 CDT
Entity ID NA
Instrument System Imager Area Gulf Coast U.S.
Data Type Sector


Event Discussion


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