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What's an Infrared Satellite Image?

8th August 2016 | Joel Gratz

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Infrared satellite images detect clouds based on temperatures. In this image, blue areas show colder clouds, which means they are higher in the sky. Red colors show warmer areas, which often means the satellite is sensing the warmer ground with no clouds overhead.

Infrared satellite images detect clouds based on temperatures. In this image, blue areas show colder clouds, which means they are higher in the sky. Red colors show warmer areas, which often means the satellite is sensing the warmer ground with no clouds overhead.

Infrared satellite images detect clouds based on temperatures. In this image, blue areas show colder clouds, which means they are higher in the sky. Red colors show warmer areas, which often means the satellite is sensing the warmer ground with no clouds overhead.
Snow blowing in the parking lot at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. Photo Courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain Resort/Facebook

Snow blowing in the parking lot at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. Photo Courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain Resort/Facebook

Snow blowing in the parking lot at Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia. Photo Courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain Resort/Facebook

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