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First Infrared Images

First fulldisk infrared images from GOES-13, at 1800-1830 UTC on 20 July 2006. GOES-13 took a full-disk image of the Earth during sub-satellite noon at 90W (1800 UTC) during a mid-summer heat wave in the continental USA. Tropical storm Beryl appears east of New England, while hurricane Daniel appears in the Pacific southwest of Baja. The picture is composed of data from visible and infrared channels placed in color layers of a digital image. Yellow clouds correspond to bright, low (warm) layers, such as the marine stratus west of the Americas. Blue-green clouds are dark, high (cold) layers, such as the great winter storm tops in the southern hemisphere. White clouds are both high (cold) and well illuminated by the sun, such as the midday thunderstorms over the tropics. The blue tint of the oceans and the brown tint of the continents result from the differences in temperature and reflectance from water and land. The colorful result illustrates the wide range of weather and climate that occurs simultaneously over the globe.

First Visible Image

First fulldisk visible image from GOES-13, at 1730-1800 UTC on 22 June 2006
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