Satellite Image of the Week 2020 #5

This week’s image was taken this afternoon over the Northern Pacific.

The image shows open cell conviction over the Northern Pacific. I just find it fascinating how open cell versus closed cell convection occurs over the open ocean. It’s interesting to think that you can have nearly flat seas (you figure the ocean is flatter than Kansas), and yet there are pockets of convection all the time. What make this particular spot a place for clouds to form (rising air) versus a space a few miles away that has sinking air?

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Source:  NOAA – Satellite Imaging Service

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This blog is about my tales in storm chasing. My name is Seth Price and I am an instrumentation instructor at New Mexico Tech. My amateur radio call sign is N3MRA.
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1 Response to Satellite Image of the Week 2020 #5

  1. We can only hope the old adage is true: A watched pot never boils. But that’s what it looks like it’s doing.

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