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(intellicast)   Base reflectivity (dust) shot of New York region   ( divider line
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2001-09-12 02:08:16 PM  
Erm, just to be nitpicky, base reflectivity imagery is generated from ground-based radar... not satellites.
HPZ [TotalFark]
2001-09-12 02:09:19 PM  
If that's dust, that means that NYC is doing OK, but central Suffolk County is having trouble.
2001-09-12 02:10:14 PM  
2001-09-12 02:28:31 PM  
Can anyone interpret more specifically what we're looking at (what the colors represent, etc.) And what is the red streak extending south?
2001-09-12 02:47:26 PM  
I think I see Jesus in that picture...
2001-09-12 02:47:55 PM  
VP: you're basically looking at a map of how much "stuff" there is in the air. Stuff can be airborne particles (smoke), bugs, buildings, and rain. The more of it there is, the more the radar signal is reflected back to the dish that sent it. The legend is on the right... the higher the number, the more stuff there is in the air. That streak extending south is probably due to a building or something that is near the radar and in the way of it.

You may be used to seeing this when there's bad weather in the area... light green means rain while red and purple mean very strong thunderstorms. Same principle.
2001-09-12 02:49:53 PM  
Watch out Prngr, some may throw you off the site for that.

I said Bin Laden was cute and got tossed.
2001-09-12 02:57:27 PM  
Manhattan is not all that dusty. That pink/purple region is over the middle of Long Island. Did all the dust shift eastward?
2001-09-12 02:58:30 PM  
It smelled horrible out when i left my house this morning (NJ). I don't know if it was the 'cloud' or just my neighborhood.
2001-09-12 03:02:30 PM  
BT: thanks. i figured the basics, but the streak confused me and i wanted to make sure of what i was looking at.
2001-09-12 03:07:29 PM  
VP: no problem!
Peep: the majority of that is just ground clutter, i.e. buildings, trees, and the like. It's always worst right near the radar site because that's when the radar beam is closest to the ground and most susceptible to interference.
2001-09-12 03:14:53 PM  
Are you serious? Sheesh... Just trying to lighten things up a bit.
2001-09-12 03:27:45 PM  
I'd be worried about the asbestos in the air. That shiat will kill you slowly!

-he who stacks pork
2001-09-12 04:00:43 PM  
I'm curious as to how much of this image is due to the explosions and fire. Other major cities have similar images on their radar.
Houston looks like it got nuked.
2001-09-12 04:12:50 PM  
Leo - I wonder if one BIG dose could do as much damage as many doses over the course of years. (I had an aunt develop cancer as the result of exposure to asbestos over many years.)
2001-09-12 04:19:42 PM  
Did anyone else get this popup from this site? I'm kind of nauseated.
2001-09-12 04:20:33 PM  
Hmm, can't get it to load directly. It was an ad for life insurance.
2001-09-12 04:25:30 PM  
OTOH, about half the internet has just become unreachable for me, so YMMV.
2001-09-12 05:08:05 PM  

I saved some better radar shots from yesterday.

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2001-09-12 05:32:11 PM  
A life-insurance pop-up is in bad taste, considering the circumstances.

Not that I'm one to talk.
2001-09-12 05:35:00 PM  
That last pic looks like the area got hit by a big MF'in laser, not 2 airplanes..... look at that big red beam...... jesus......
2001-09-12 05:56:23 PM  
The red beam you are seeing just means it is working.
2001-09-12 05:58:40 PM  
The streak in the last pic is caused by the sun being on the horizon, flooding the reciever with radiation. Notice how it comes from the west.
2001-09-12 06:27:07 PM  
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Looks much better given the situation.
2001-09-12 07:05:04 PM  
Okay, I figured it was the Sun after a bit. :)
2001-09-12 08:11:43 PM  
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I found this one on Yahoo, if I remember correctly.

2001-09-12 08:12:55 PM  
(different type, I know, but I thought it might be interesting.)
2001-09-12 11:32:52 PM  
That looks argon laser-y.
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