Monday, September 17, 2007

GRIB and Satellite Picture

A first version of the software, allowing to superimpose a GRIB file on top of a satellite picture is now available. Calculating the projection was quite a challenge, but it seems to work.
It really relates the wind and the clouds. GOES-12 (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, West) provides very suitable pictures for this kind of exercise. The ITCZ (Inter Tropical Convergence Zone) becomes really obvious, very interesting to see that.
The same kind of superimposition can be done with the faxes received from SailMail, I will very soon give it a try.
The image on the right can be clicked, to see more details.

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