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Enh Infrared Satellite - GOES West -5 hr

Enh Infrared Satellite - GOES West -5 hr
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This image is produced every three hours due to the NOAA change in removing the Super National Composites from NOAAPort. Unisys is now generating the image using the Full Disk product, which for GOES-West is produced every three hours. Unisys will go back to hourly images when GOES-S is launched. 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.