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Enh Infrared Satellite - US -3 hr

Enh Infrared Satellite - US -3 hr
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This is an infrared image enhanced to highlight the cloud areas and the coldest cloud tops. Since IR images could be used to determine cloud height, these images are enhanced to highlight the highest, coldest cloud tops. Areas of strong precipitation will show up as shades of cyan. Thunderstorms will show up in blue and green. In addition, the contrast of warmer clouds is increased so that low clouds will show up. A color bar at the bottom of the image will describe the enhancement scheme. The tick marks at the top of the bar represent 10 degree Celsius increments starting at 50C on the left and going to -110C on the right.