Friday, January 18, 2008

My Satrep WV Image

Today's water vapor image has a lot of structure, based on my experience. I don't often look at it but my impression is always a very blurry image. But today, (and yesterday actually), I can see cloud cells in the jet stream. I should remember this date and check it with the EUMETSAT archives when they are available.
With such structure, I would expect the IR and WV winds to match very well, in height as well as magnitude and direction.WV Image

During last week's online SATREP, I asked a question about the jet stream and the meaning of the entry and exit points. This is the diagram I sketched in my notes:

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