GOES-West Satellite Sees ‘Pineapple Express’

February 11, 2014

Visible and infrared images taken from NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental, or GOES-West, satellite from Feb. 7 through 9, 2014, were animated by the NASA GOES Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., to create a 30-second movie. The movie shows a stream of clouds associated with a “Pineapple Express” flowing into California. A Pineapple Express is a low-level jet of moist air flowing from Hawaii to California, delivering a generous supply of precipitation.

Credit: NASA

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