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TMI Quick Looks

This page contains a list of the TMI quick-looks available on-line. Each quick-look is generated at a resolution of 1/4 degree, thus generating an image of 1440x720 pixels, or a file size of about 500k. On some browsers the images may slow to transfer: These images can be downloaded via anonymous FTP from camille-f.gsfc.nasa.gov

The color scheme for the images is derived from the 85 GHz vertical, horizontal and 19 GHz vertical channels in red, green and blue respectively (through RGB composite). Each channel is inverted, so that warm temperatures appear dark, and cold temperatures appear light. In addition, to enhance the scattering signatures, a PCT is added to the temperatures to accentuate these regions. Therefore, probable rainfall (and snow) appear as the yellow and white areas (the white being most intense), with the oceans areas varying from light blue (low water vapour) to dark blue (high water vapour).

In addition, equatorial crossing times and (TMI) orbit numbers are also included. To read these correctly, find your area of interest and follow that orbit to the equator (by the shortest route), then drop down to the time and the orbit number (the time is GMT, not local).

Only dates that are highlighted or underlined have active links: The latest image to included here is Tuesday, 31 December 2002

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TMI quick-look calender

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