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April 27, 2011 Tornado Outbreak Landsat Imagery Viewer
SPoRT Science Seminar Series
SPoRT periodically hosts visitors to learn more about our program and team as well as to discuss opportunities for future collaboration. Typically, during these visits, the guest will present a seminar outlining his or her current work to help provide background on common interests. Please check back soon for information on the next seminar.
Wide World of SPoRT Blog
April 27, 2011–Five Years Later: A Satellite Imagery Perspective
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:22
On April 27, 2011, a severe weatheroutbreak occurred across the southeastern United States, resulting in 199 tornadoes across the region and over 300 fatalities (NWS 2011 Service Assessment). Alabama was among the states hardest hit,with 68 tornadoes surveyed by the National Weather Service (NWS)Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs)in Huntsville, Birmingham, and Mobile, Alabama, and over 250 [...]
Use of VIIRS Day-Night Band Imagery in Response to Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts
In late October 2012, widespread strong winds, torrential rain, coastal flooding, and other effects of Hurricane Sandy contributed to widespread power outages throughout the northeastern United States. In response to this disaster, SPoRT provided SNPP VIIRS day-night band imagery and an experimental, false color blackout composite. SPoRT's experimental "blackout composite" of pre-storm and post-event imagery helped to identify missing lights in a single image. Through collaboration with NASA's Applied Sciences Disasters Program, daily composites were provided to the United States Geological Survey's Hazards Data Distribution System, where they were then distributed to the Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Task Force-Civil Support (JTFCS).
Image of the Day
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An example of the NESDIS Quantitative Precipitation Estimate (QPE) product that NASA SPoRT helps transition to aid in the assessment of this product for NESDIS. This particular product is the 24 hour accumulation ending at 1200 UTC on July 10, 2013. Derived from passive microwave imagery and geostationary infrared imagery, this image shows the rainfall amounts from Tropical Storm Chantal after it had moved rapidly through the Lesser Antilles, into the eastern Caribbean Sea, and then south of Puerto Rico.
Ingest and Product Status Pages
Though we're not 24/7, SPoRT strives to provide the most timely and reliable data products to its partners and end users. A system has been developed to monitor the health of our real-time data ingest and availability of LDM and FTP products. Summaries are posted every 10 minutes to the links below.