This feature is about GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) Water Vapor (WV) imagery. This type of satellite imagery (just one of many) is based on a specific band of data within the infrared radiation (IR) spectrum. It is collected from a geostationary satellite positioned roughly 22,000 miles above the Equator near the longitude of Florida and a longitude just west of the U.S. West Coast. With the satellites racing around their larger orbit path at an angular speed that… To read the full story and view the animation, click here - http://www.weatherworks.com/lifelong-learning-blog/?p=1260
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