New Zealand MODIS Satellite Imagery timelapse for NZ this winter

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  1. Red_switch

    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    I've been playing around a bit with MODIS (http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/) imagery lately... it's going to be a big part of my life over the next few years... Anyways, whilst playing around with the data to get a feel for some of the signals over the last wee while, I put a wee timelapse together from the MODIS LANCE Rapid Response product. It's a bit jerky as it's currently only 1 scene (from the TERRA platform) per day, will drop the afternoon scenes from AQUA in at some point... but nevertheless a good example of how cloudy it is in NZ during the winter, and the low level snow falls stick out nicely. Also the presence of the clouds is pretty handy for highlighting meso to synoptic scale atmospheric dynamics.



    Hmmm, embedded vid is a bit average, best to watch it in HD over on Vimeo I guess
     
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    so based on your observations, what do you predict for season 2016? specifically Canterbury around August?
     
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    Red_switch Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: 30 Day

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    You might get to go skiing, if you're lucky.
     
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    benchives Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Incredible imagery!
     
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    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Very cool rs
     
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    So you "might get lucky" but still not get to go skiing?

    Consolation prize for the win!

    LOL
     
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    DidSurfNowSki One of them Ski Pass: Gold

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    Similar vein, but for the entire world for 2015



    Pity he missed calling out Barry.
     
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