Monthly Archives: July 2011
This is something you don’t see every day.
From NOAA EVL – Satellite Captures Rare Cloud Rotation in the Desert
This small low pressure system is bringing rain to the area around Twentynine Palms, CA. The remnants of a storm that developed over the Gulf of California, the low has taken on an anticyclonic rotation as it moves north northwest. This image was taken by GOES East at 1715Z on July 6, 2011.
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This natural-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite shows the thick, brown ash plume from the June 4, 2011 eruption of the Puyehue-Cordón Caulle Volcano Complex in Chile. The plume is easily identified as it towers over the bright white clouds in this scene.
NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC
Title: Supercell Thunderstorm. Submitted by: Glenn A. Marsch, Prof. Physics, Grove City College
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Name and Title of Photographer: Glenn A. Marsch, Prof. Physics, Grove City College
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