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Tropical Floater Imagery


Float Areas
Atlantic
East and Central Pacific
West Pacific

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Atlantic Floaters

Bahamas
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Visible Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow
 
Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Visible Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow

 

Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Visible Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow
 
Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Visible Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow

 

East and Central Pacific Floaters

Pavlof
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Visible Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow
 
Sobranes Fire
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Visible Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow

 

HAWAII
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Visible Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow
 
Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon Short Long
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None None
AVN AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL JSL
Funktop Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow

 

West Pacific Floaters

Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
With Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon
Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None
AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow
 
Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
With Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon
Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
None None None
AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow

 

Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
With Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon
Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow
 
Not Active
Single Image Image Loop
With Lat/Lon No Lat/Lon
Visible Visible Visible
Shortwave Shortwave Shortwave
Water Vapor Water Vapor Water Vapor
Infrared Channel 4 Enhancements
AVN AVN AVN
Dvorak Dvorak Dvorak
JSL JSL JSL
RGB RGB RGB
Funktop Funktop Funktop
Rainbow Rainbow Rainbow

Loop Notes:
Short - usually 8 images limited overlays
Long - usually 12-15 images many overlays
All Loops have a Lat/Lon Overlay
Loops may not function if labeled "Not Active"

 

Enhancement Descriptions:

Abbreviation Full Name Description
AVN
Aviation Aviation color enhancement
BD
Dvorak Dvorak enhancement - used for Tropical Classifications with the Dvorak Technique
FT
Funktop Funktop enhancement - developed by Ted Funk for assistance with Precipitation analysis
IR2
Shortwave Channel 2 Infrared imagery - Shortwave, sometimes considered "night visible"
IR4
None Unenhanced Channel 4 Infrared Imagery
JSL
  JSL2 enhancement - developed by Jim Lynch for use with tropical classifications
RB
Rainbow Rainbow enhancement curve - pretty color enhancement
RGB
  Combination of Visible and IR using a three channel technique to make features stand out
VIS
Visible Unenhanced Visible imagery that transitions to IR2 overnight.
WV
Water Vapor Infrared Channel 3 with color enhancement


 

Authors: Nancy Merckle and Brian Hughes

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