Satellite Image of the Week 2020 #40

This week’s image was taken over New England.

This image shows clouds that remain over land, but disappear as they drift over the water, due to the cooler temperatures of the water in comparison with the land.  The satellite loop shows clouds attempting to move west to east, but there never seems to be any over the ocean, just over the land. It could be that a surface sea breeze is aiding in their development over land, but the upper-level winds keep causing them to drift over the ocean, where air is sinking (due to the cooler surface temperatures).

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College of DuPage – SATRAD

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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 #40

  1. Geri Lawhon says:

    Fascinating image, thanks.

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