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Colorized Infrared

The 10.3 μm “clean” infrared window band is less sensitive to water vapor absorption, and therefore aids in cloud and other atmospheric feature identification, and estimation of cloud top brightness temperature and cloud particle size. In this imagery, the colors represent cloud-top height. Yellow and orange areas signify taller clouds, which often correlate with more active weather systems.


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