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Originally posted by OccamAssassin
CMISS is used to gauge moisture in the atmosphere and its temp.
Notice how the readings seem to hang around the lakes.
Originally posted by Aloysius the Gaul
From the MIMIC home page
The individual images that are used as input into this product sometimes contain bad data in the form of missing scanlines or anamalously high or low values that often stretch in an arc across the image. When these areas are incorporated into the MIMIC product they form artifacts that fade in and out, and appear to move with the storm center. However, they have no physical meaning and hopefully they will not obstruct your interpretation of the imagery.
Please read the Product Description for more information about the MIMIC imager creation and morphing process.
MIMIC is not radar - it is an image built from various sources that includes both radar and infra-red radiation. combining the information is not a trivial task and has plenty of room for errors as noted above.
As such the image proves nothing at all - it is just an image.
If there are objects in the image that you suspect may be something suspicious then that is all the image tells you - that there are objects in it. It is up to you to research what those objects are and obtain evidence to support any conclusion yuo come to.
The research to be conducted at HAARP falls into two broad categories:
1. The study of basic natural processes that occur in the ionosphere under the natural but much stronger influence of solar interaction. This includes studying how the natural ionosphere affects radio signals with the goal of developing techniques that may be available for mitigating these effects to improve the reliability and/or the performance of communication and navigation systems.
2. Development of technology to use effects produced through ionospheric interactions. One example of this is learning how to generate new signals in the ELF range for the real application of subsurface communications.
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
My question is: For God's sake, how deeply mysterious can the ionosphere be that it has to be continually studied? Seriously--in terms of gathering the above knowledge, couldn't you pretty much learn more than you would ever need to know in about a week?
Conclusion: I DON'T BELIEVE 'EM....
why should I believe in a disclaimer that says that odd atmospheric features are "glitches" and "artifacts"??
Because they said so?
Originally posted by Ex_CT2
reply to post by Aloysius the Gaul
OK, a year.
I'm still not buying....
Originally posted by 1AnunnakiBastard
I'm gonna use this actual material provided by MIMIC (Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery) and ask the opinion of ATSers about what is seen in these images.
There's a database of animated gifs built between Oct. 18 and 31, available on MIMIC website, but I saved some specific frames of Oct. 19 and 27 with some very peculiar patterns and odd features suggesting perhaps the action of a non natural source of energy acting straight on Sandy.
Notice the clear ringed shockwave-like pattern in the atmospheric mass on Oct. 19 by the dawn:
The MIMIC product is a synthetic blend of tropical cyclone imagery from five low-Earth orbiting satellite instruments: the DMSP-13/14/15 SSM/I (85 GHz channel), the TRMM TMI (89 GHz channel) and the Aqua AMSR-E (85 GHz (A) channel). The signal from these channels is strongly attenuated from hydrometeors generated by deep convection, and therefore the imagery is often used as a proxy for the distribution of precipitation. In the observation of tropical cyclones, the microwave signal can penetrate through obstructing cloud tops and uniquely reveal the structure of the eyewall.
The SSM/I is a seven-channel, four-frequency, orthogonally polarized, passive microwave radiometric system that measures atmospheric, ocean and terrain microwave brightness temperatures at 19.35, 22.2, 37.0, and 85.5 GHz.
Scanning or Data Collections Concept/Principles of Operation
The SSM/I rotates continuously about an axis parallel to the local spacecraft vertical and measures the upwelling scene brightness temperatures. The absolute brightness temperature of the scene incident upon the antenna is received and spatially filtered by the antenna to produce an effective input signal or antenna temperature at the input of the feed horn antenna.
Originally posted by Vitruvian
Hurricane Sandy was named after the notorious pedophile Gerald Sandusky whose nickname was always "Sandy".............they (the perps) have a very morbid sense about them - they are all of sick minds exactly the same as Sandusky................
The SSM/I instrument consists of an offset parabolic reflector of dimensions 24 x 26 inches, fed by a corrugated, broad-band, seven-port horn antenna. The reflector and feed are mounted on a drum that contains the radiometers, digital data subsystem, mechanical scanning subsystem, and power subsystem. The reflector-feed-drum assembly is rotated about the axis of the drum by a coaxially mounted bearing and power transfer assembly (BAPTA). All data, commands, timing and telemetry signals, and power pass through the BAPTA on slip ring connectors to the rotating assembly.
A small mirror and a hot reference absorber are mounted on the BAPTA and do not rotate with the drum assembly. They are positioned off axis such that they pass between the feed horn and the parabolic reflector, occulting the feed once each scan. The mirror reflects cold sky radiation into the feed, thus serving, along with the hot reference absorber, as calibration references for the SSM/I. This scheme provides an overall absolute calibration that includes the feed horn.
Because motion in the vicinity of the eyewall is typically faster than the temporal availability of the 85GHz imagery (cells/signals frequently accomplish a full rotation between overpasses), the MIMIC algorithm makes a simple time-weighted interpolation between bounded images, with no advection, within a radius of 55 km (0.5 great circle degrees) from the rotational center. This assumption is valid only under continuous "regeneration" of signal between two "real" images at a fixed location with respect to the rotational center. Although this method does not represent every condition, it was found to be the most effective in general. A more robust morphing method for the eyewall is currently being investigated.
As stated above, this technique is highly sensitive to biases between the different satellite instruments' calibration and/or retrievals of TPW. Even slight differences between retrievals can create two easily discernable artifacts in the animation: 1) The appearance of data swath edges throughout the image domain, and 2) The apparent "pulsing" of various high-TPW areas, especially in areas of precipitation.
A dark red patch (or streak) suddenly appeared on the image, and it seems to repeatedly flash every hour, moving with the storm. Is this real?
It is not real. As we say in the disclaimer on the main page, the individual images that are used as input into this product sometimes contain bad data in the form of missing scanlines or anamalously high or low values that often stretch in an arc across the image. When these areas are incorporated into the MIMIC product they form artifacts that fade in and out, and appear to move with the storm center. However, they have no physical meaning and hopefully they will not obstruct your interpretation of the imagery.