Reading fog data from INSAT 3DR
At 7.57 am today, the India Meteorological Department’s Twitter handle posted this lovely image of fog over North India on January 21, as captured by the INSAT 3DR satellite. However, it didn’t bother explaining what the colours meant or how the satellite captured this information. So I dug a little. At the bottom right of… Continue readingalbedo, atmospheric science, atmospheric sounder, brightness temperature, cumulonimbus, humidity, India Meteorological Department, Indian Space Research Organisation, INSAT 3A, INSAT 3D, INSAT 3DR, ISRO Space Applications Centre, Kalpana 1, microphysics, optical radiometry, radiometer, solar reflectance, storm forecast, VHRR, weather forecasting
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