VIIRS Pass Frequency

GINA collects satellite data around the clock from the satellites that pass over Alaska every day. This graphic shows the number of VIIRS infrared passes received each day by GINA’s Direct Broadcast antennas. The North Slope of Alaska into the Arctic Ocean is the most frequently covered area, with around 16-18 passes per day. Radiating

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On Fire Pixel Saturation

The Tatlawiksuk Fire, 41 miles south of McGrath, has been burning steadily (as of posting) since June 4th, sparked by the recent lightning storms in Southwest Alaska last week. These VIIRS animations of DayLandCloudFire (left) and the i04 band (right) show the change of the fire perimeter (in bright red) from June 8th to June

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Bering Sea Storm

This satellite imagery composite at 1900 UTC 20 Nov 2020 shows the clouds and precipitation associated with a mature storm in the Bering Sea with a front extending into the Gulf of Alaska. The gray shading is an infrared view of clouds and land areas, with a colorized view of the MiRS microwave rain rates

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