Observing (non)meteorological features over sea and coastal areas
WMO Satellite Skills
Hans Peter Roesli discusses various satellite pattern observed over the seas.
Length: 40 min
Author: Hans Peter Roesli, Switzerland
Sea and coastal areas have radiative characteristics that enhance the identification of non-meteorological features like smoke, ash or dust. Maritime inversions and atmospheric interchanges along coastal areas engender particular cloud patterns like Bénard cells, Kármán vortex streets, undular bores, ship trails, (extra) tropical cyclones or sea breeze fronts. Examples of such features will be shown and discussed, using imagery from geostationary and polar weather satellites.