Severe Storms

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data are used to revise or confirm 24-hour forecasts related to weather systems approaching the land from the oceans, which in turn gives confidence for flood warnings. Satellite images are also useful in providing everyone with the same 'big picture' of severe storms.

Potentially useful data sets: MODIS Water Vapor (day and night), Cloud Top Temperature (day and night) and Cloud Top Pressure (day and night).

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Severe Storms Hazards and Disasters

Visualize near real-time (NRT) data related to Severe Storms in Worldview

Tropical Storm Narelle formed over the southern Indian Ocean on Jan 7, 2013 and strengthened to a cyclone two days later. Using the date slider at the bottom of the screen it is possible to track the storm using Worldview. Read more at NASA's Earth Observatory.

MODIS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse
MYD05_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD05_L2.NRT.006
L2 Total Precipitable Water Vapor, 5-Min Swath 1km and 5km
L2 Total Precipitable Water Vapor Browse
MYD06_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MYD06_L2.NRT.006
L2 Clouds, 5-Min Swath 1km and 5km
L2 Cloud Optical Browse
L2 Cirrus Reflectance Browse
L2 Cloud Top Browse
L2 Cloud Fraction Browse

MODIS / Terra

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse
MOD05_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MOD05_L2.NRT.006
L2 Total Precipitable Water Vapor, 5-Min Swath 1km and 5km
L2 Total Precipitable Water Vapor Browse
MOD06_L2 10.5067/MODIS/MOD06_L2.NRT.006
L2 Clouds, 5-Min Swath 1km and 5km
L2 Cloud Optical Browse
L2 Cirrus Reflectance Browse
L2 Cloud Top Browse
L2 Cloud Fraction Browse

AIRS / Aqua

Product
(FTP download link)
Description Browse
AIRVBRAD_NRT.005 L1B Vis/Near-IR geolocated radiances N/A

OMI / Aura

Product
(FTP download link)
Description
(Global Change Master Directory link)
Browse
OMCLDRR L2 Effective Cloud Pressure and Fraction (Raman Scattering) Swath 13x24 km N/A

Last Updated: Jul 21, 2017 at 12:41 PM EDT