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NOAA Daily Operational Significant Events Support Report 30 Jul 2003

Status Report From: China National Space Administration
Posted: Wednesday, July 30, 2003


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Satellite information that appears in filenames below:

G12 - GOES-12
G10 - GOES-10
G9 - GOES-9
MT - METEOSAT
N5 - NOAA-15 (AVHRR)
N6 - NOAA-16 (AVHRR)
N7 - NOAA-17 (AVHRR)
MO - MODIS


The following categories of significant events were searched for in imagery available in the Satellite Services Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

1. Fires - see below [Washington, Montana/Idaho, Canada, France]
2. Floods - no imagery posted
3. Tropical Systems - no imagery posted
4. Volcanoes - no imagery posted
5. Ocean - no imagery posted
6. Ice - no imagery posted
7. Dust Storms - no imagery posted
8. Storms - no imagery posted
9. Severe - no imagery posted
10. Snow - no imagery posted
11. Unique - no imagery posted

Significant events identified by Satellite Analysis Branch meteorologists and reviewed by the Operational Significant Event Imagery support team Wednesday, July 30, 2003 are as follows:




FIRES IN WASHINGTON AND BRITISH COLUMBIA

IMAGE D21101: NOAA-16 HRPT> Channels 3, 2, 1<> 07/29/2003 20:53 UTC<>Multichannel color composite<>Washington

Heat signatures and smoke plumes (light blue haze) are visible from a fire burning in Washington, British Columbia, and Alberta. The Fawn Peak Complex Fire has charred 70,296 acres in Okanogan National Forest. This information is from the National Interagency Fire Center's Incident Management Situation Report from July 30, 2003.

Image provided in preview (~65K) and standard (438K) formats.

Preview (500X447):

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusWA211_N6L.jpg
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusWA211_N6L.jpg

Standard (1020X912):

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusWA211_N6.jpg
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusWA211_N6.jpg




FIRES IN MONTANA, IDAHO, AND ALBERTA, CANADA

IMAGE D21102: NOAA-16 HRPT> Channels 3, 2, 1<> 07/29/2003 20:53 UTC<>Multichannel color composite<> Montana, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada

Heat signatures and smoke plumes (light blue haze) are visible from fires burning in Montana, Idaho, and Alberta, Canada. The Wedge Canyon (20,500 acres) and the Robert Fire (12,500 acres) are burning in Flathead National Forest. The Trapper Complex Fire has scorched 16,700 acres in Glacier National Park. This information is from the National Interagency Fire Center's Incident Management Situation Report from July 30, 2003.

Image provided in preview (~65K) and standard (537K) formats.

Preview (500X466):

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusMT211_N6L.jpg
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusMT211_N6L.jpg

Standard (1020X907):

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusMT211_N6.jpg
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/US_Northwest/2003/FSMHSusMT211_N6.jpg




FIRES IN FRANCE

IMAGE D21103: NOAA-16 LAC> Channels 3, 2, 1<> 07/30/2003 12:15 UTC<>Multichannel color composite<> France

Heat signatures are visible from fires burning along the French Riviera. The wildfires have killed five people, destroyed scenic forests, and forced thousands to evacuate the region.

Image provided in preview (~65K) and standard (527K) formats.

Preview (500X415):

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/Europe_W/2003/FHSfrance211_N6L.jpg
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/Europe_W/2003/FHSfrance211_N6L.jpg

Standard (1020X846):

http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/Europe_W/2003/FHSfrance211_N6.jpg
http://www.osei.noaa.gov/Events/Fires/Europe_W/2003/FHSfrance211_N6.jpg




The NOAA Operational Significant Event Imagery Support Team
Interactive Processing Branch, (E/SP22)
tel: (301) 763-8142
fax: (301) 899-9196

If you have any questions or comments, please contact the appropriate OSEI scientist:

George Stephens, Hydrologist, OSEI Team Leader
[OSEI questions / comments, OSEI product creation, Image processing, OSEI dust event contact, OSEI fire event contact, OSEI snow cover event contact, OSEI volcanic event contact]
George.Stephens@noaa.gov
(301) 763-8142 X129

Ralph Meiggs, Physical Scientist
[OSEI questions / comments, Image processing, OSEI ocean event contact, OSEI ice event contact, OSEI GIS product contact]
Ralph.E.Meiggs@noaa.gov
(301) 763-8142 X137

William Tseng, Oceanographer
[OSEI questions / comments, Image processing, OSEI ocean event contact, OSEI ice event contact]
William.Tseng@noaa.gov
(301) 763-8142 X124

Provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)

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