TROPICAL CYCLONE IMAGERY FROM DMSP AND NOAA POLAR ORBITING SATELLITES FROM AIR FORCE WEATHER AGENCY (AFWA)
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Hurricane Mitch, 25-27 October 1999, North Atlantic Ocean/Caribbean Sea

Storm Name Date/Year Time (Zulu) Satellite Basin Sensor Filename Brief Description
Mitch Oct 25, 1998 1404 DMSP F14 Atlantic Ocean 85 GHz (H) mitch85h.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          MSI Multi-spectral mitchmsi.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          SSM/I 
EDR: SW
mitchsw.gif Environmental Data Record:
Ocean Surface Wind Speed 
  Oct 26, 1998 1503 DMSP F12   TS Thermal Smooth mitch3.gif  
  Oct 27, 1998 1236 DMSP F11   LF Light Fine mitch1.gif  1:1 
(No Decimation)
          LF Light Fine mitch2.gif 2:1 Decimation 

Hurricane Dora, August 6-20, 1999, Eastern/Central Pacific

Storm Name Date/Year Time (Zulu) Satellite Basin Sensor Filename Brief Description
Dora Aug 6, 1999 1237 DMSP F13 NE Pacific Ocean TS Thermal Smooth ts-06au12z.gif  
  Aug 7, 1999 1637 DMSP F14   LS Light Smooth ls-07au16z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-07au16z.gif  
  Aug 9, 1999 1105 TIROS 14   AVHRR Channel.3  N3-09au11z.gif  
           AVHRR Channel.4 N4-09au11z.gif  
           AVHRR Channel.5 N5-09au11z.gif  
  Aug 9, 1999 1341 DMSP F13   85 GHz (H) h85-09au13z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-09au13z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-09au13z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-09au13z.gif  
  Aug 9, 1999 1613 DMSP F14   LS Light Smooth ls-09au16z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-09au16z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-09au16z.gif  
  Aug 10, 1999 0324 TIROS 15    AVHRR Channel.3 N3-10au03z.gif  
           AVHRR Channel.4 N4-10au03z.gif  
  Aug 10, 1999 1555 TIROS 15    AVHRR Channel.1 N1-10au15z.gif  
           AVHRR Channel.2 N2-10au15z.gif  
           AVHRR Channel.3 N3-10au15z.gif  
           AVHRR Channel.4 N4-10au15z.gif  
           AVHRR Channel.5 N5-10au15z.gif  
  Aug 11, 1999 1729 DMSP F14   85 GHz (H) h85-11au17z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-11au17z.gif  
          LS Light Smooth ls2-11au17z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-11au17z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-11au17z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-11au17z.gif  
  Aug 12, 1999 0209 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls1-12au02z.gif  
          LS Light Smooth ls2-12au02z.gif  
          LS Light Smooth ls3-12au02z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts1-12au02z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-12au02z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts3-12au02z.gif  
  Aug 12, 1999 1445 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls1-12au14z.gif  
          LS Light Smooth ls2-12au14z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts1-12au14z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-12au14z.gif  
  Aug 12, 1999 1716 DMSP F14   85 GHz (H) h85-12au17z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-12au17z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-12au17z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-12au17z.gif  
  Aug 12, 1999 1530 GOES K   Visual gvi-12au15z.gif GOES-10 high resolution visible imagery
    1630       gvi-12au16z.gif GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    1730       gvi-12au17z.gif GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    1830       gvi-12au18z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    1930       gvi-12au19z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    2030       gvi-12au20z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    2132       gvi-12au21z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    2230       gvi-12au22z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    2330       gvi-12au23z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
  Aug 13, 1999 0030       gvi-13au00z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
    0130       gvi-13au01z.gif  GOES-10  high resolution visible imagery
  Aug 13, 1999 1629 TIROS 15     N1-13au16z.gif  
            N2-13au16z.gif  
            N3-13au16z.gif  
            N4-13au16z.gif  
            N5-13au16z.gif  
  Aug 16, 1999 1949 DMSP F14   LS Light Smooth ls-16au19z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-16au19z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-16au19z.gif  
  Aug 17, 1999 0430 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls-17au04z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-17au04z.gif  
  Aug 17, 1999 0701 DMSP F14   TS Thermal Smooth ts-17au07z.gif  
  Aug 17, 1999 1706 DMSP F13   TS Thermal Smooth ts-17au17z.gif  
  Aug 17, 1999 1936 DMSP F14   LS Light Smooth ls-17au19z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-17au19z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-17au19z.gif  
  Aug 19, 1999 1822 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls-19au18z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-19au18z.gif  
  Aug 19, 1999 2052 DMSP F14   LS Light Smooth ls-19au20z.gif  
MSI Multi-spectral msi-19au20z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-19au20z.gif  
  Aug 20, 1999 0535 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls-20au05z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-20au05z.gif  
  Aug 20, 1999 1809 DMSP F13   TS Thermal Smooth ts-20au18z.gif  
               

 

Tropical Cyclone 01B, February 2, 1999, North Indian Ocean/North Arabian Sea

Storm Name Date/Year Time (Zulu) Satellite Basin Sensor Filename Brief Description
tc01b Feb 2, 1999 0317 DMSP F14 N Indian Ocean   d37-02fe03z.gif  
            edr-02fe03z.1.gif  
            edr-02fe03z.gif  
            eir-02fe03z.gif  
            eirc-02fe03z.gif  
          85 GHz (H) h85-02fe03z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-02fe03z.gif  
          LS Light Smooth ls-02feprj.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-02fe03z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            msi85-02fe03z.gif  
            sw-02fe03z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-02fe03z.gif  

Tropical Cyclone Hali, March 11, 1999, South East Pacific Ocean

Storm Name Date/Year Time (Zulu) Satellite Basin Sensor Filename Brief Description
Hali Mar 11, 1999 1622 DMSP F13 SE Pacific Ocean 85 GHz (H) h85-11mr16z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-11mr16z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-11mr16z.gif  
  Mar 11, 1999 1925 DMSP 14   85 GHz (H) h85-11mr19z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-11mr19z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-11mr19z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-11mr19z.gif  

Tropical Cyclone Elaine, March 19, 1999, South Indian Ocean

Storm Name Date/Year Time (Zulu) Satellite Basin Sensor Filename Brief Description
Elaine Mar 19, 1999 0046 DMSP F14 S Indian Ocean LS Light Smooth ls-19mr00z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-19mr00z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-19mr00z.gif  

Tropical Cyclone Vance, March 21-22, 1999, South Indian Ocean
Note: This storm made landfall in Australia, causing significant damage.

Storm Name Date/Year Time (Zulu) Satellite Basin Sensor Filename Brief Description
Vance  Mar 21, 1999 0020 DMSP F14 S Indian Ocean LS Light Smooth ls1-21mr00z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-21mr00z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            ts-21mr00z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-21mr00z.gif  
  Mar 21, 1999 0951 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls-21mr10z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-21mr10z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-21mr10z.gif  
  Mar 21, 1999 1252 DMSP F14     ts-21mr13z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-21mr13z.gif  
  Mar 21, 1999 2248 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls-21mr23z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-21mr23z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            ts-21mr23z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-21mr23z.gif  
    2352 DMSP F11   LS Light Smooth ls2-21mr23z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi4-21mr23z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            ts3-21mr23z.gif  
    2331 TIROS 15     tg1-21mr23z.gif  
            tg2-21mr23z.gif  
            tg3-21mr23z.gif  
            tg4-21mr23z.gif  
            tg5-21mr23z.gif  
            msi2-21mr23z.gif  
            msi3-21mr23z.gif  
  Mar 22, 1999 0008 DMSP F14   LS Light Smooth ls-22mr00z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-22mr00z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            ts-22mr00z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts2-22mr00z.gif  

Typhoon Thelma, Dec 7-9, 1999, Northwestern Pacific Ocean

Storm Name Date/Year Time (Zulu) Satellite Basin Sensor Filename Brief Description
Thelma Dec 7, 1998 0004 DMSP F14 NW Pacific Ocean   d37a-07de00z.gif  
          85 GHz (H) h85a-07de00z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-07de00z.gif  
            msi-07de00z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi2-07de00z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            sw2-07de00z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-07de00z.gif  
  Dec 7, 1998 0921 DMSP F13     d37-07de09z.gif  
          85 GHz (H) h85-07de09z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-07de09z.gif  
            msi-07de09z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi2-07de09z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            sw-07de09z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-07de09z.gif  
  Dec 8, 1998 0908 DMSP F13     d37-08de09z.gif  
          85 GHz (H) h85-08de09z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
          LS Light Smooth ls-08de09z.gif  
            msi-08de09z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi2-08de09z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
            sw-08de09z.gif  
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-08de09z.gif  
  Dec 9, 1998 0856 DMSP F13   LS Light Smooth ls-09de09z.gif  
          MSI Multi-spectral msi-09de09z.gif VIS/IR Multi-spectral imagery
          TS Thermal Smooth ts-09de09z.gif  
  Dec 9, 1998 1218 DMSP F14     d37-09de12z.gif  
          85 GHz (H) h85-09de12z.gif Microwave 85 GHz (H) imagery
            msi-09de12z.gif  
            sw-09de12z.gif  

 
 
More links to great DMSP imagery will be coming in the future!


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Paul  J. McCrone, GS-12, Chief Forecaster
HQ Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA) 
Meteorological Satellite Applications
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106 Peacekeeper Dr. STE 2N3
Offutt AFB, NE 68113-4039

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