NOAA Satellite and Information Service
GOES-16 captured this infrared imagery of strong thunderstorms over parts of central and southern Texas earlier today, August 7, 2017.
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), scattered
This loop was created with Band-13, one of the new spectral bands offered by GOES-16’s Advanced Baseline Imager. Band-13, the so-called “clean” longwave infrared band, is primarily used to monitor clouds and storm intensity. As shown here, the imagery produced by this band offers spectacular views of meteorological phenomena, such as the colder cloud tops (shown in green/yellow/red) associated with these storms.
This animation appears courtesy of our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). To see more GOES-16 imagery and animations, visit our website at goo.gl/s3uCtg.
Please note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and under-going testing and hence should not be used operationally. … See more