- If you have been following the landfall of the hurricane you may have
wondered what happened to the eye on radar and where the satellite
pictures went. This time of night the satallite shots go down
literally because there is an eclypse of the GOES satallite's solar
panals that send the images back down to earth. Shortly we will see
shots, but only on radar are images available, and due to the
curvature of the earth, the radar range is limited. Let me suggest
what you would have seen. Once much of the storm comes ashore the
bands begin to compress and really behave much like super cells, one
after another, churning around the low. However, on the ocean side,
you continue to have the very large voltage transiants in the eye and
eye area. However, the symmetry is no longer circular, because even
with a perfectly round eye, it doesn't couple to the ocean and then
over land like it would to the south end of the storm. Therefore,
half moon slivers of open space between the eye and the south aspect
of the storm actually conforms to the capactive coupling. Put
another way, there is a lack of clouds because near the storm center
there is a very strong DC field that causes any cloud parasols trying
to turn to water and then ice to stretch out and compared to water in
the storm disk/bands, where water vapor turns to water then ice more
effectively, you have the storm organize. A storm is not 'chaos' and
explosive random disorder, but rather is extreme order of cloud
microphysics, and the eyewall replacement cycles are about
maintaining electrical and thermodynamic orders. This is critical to
understand not just how a hurricane works, which is just an academic
exercise, but because a living earth evolved from these dynamics, it
is critical to appreciate how ecology ties in, how life as a whole
ties in. For me out here in California, it's dry as a popcorn fart.
That's another side of the same ecological issue. And the ultimate
ecological issue is the fact that the earth's EMF is slowly
shrinking, which means it is slowly becoming more valnerable to the
solar winds wisking the atmosphere away.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, mike@u... wrote:
> If you have been following the landfall of the hurricane you may haveThe GOES satellite eclipses actually only happen around the spring and
> wondered what happened to the eye on radar and where the satellite
> pictures went. This time of night the satallite shots go down
> literally because there is an eclypse of the GOES satallite's solar
> panals that send the images back down to earth.
fall equinox periods. During other times of the year, the GOES orbit
geometries are such that they don't have that problem.
At any rate, I did manage to find one satellite image of landfalling Ivan.
- Yes, I saw that. The first page image is of Ivan flooding inland.
What is interesting is in the tail feeder band that extends all the
way to Galvanston Texas from Florida, there is an 'eye' in the tail.
(The image was created as a joke for a friend). That eye and low are
not the same, because warm saltwater is much more conductive than
land, and a capacitive coupling occurs between ionosphere and Gulf,
but not over the low. Such is the dynamics of landfalling eyewall
And such was the dynamic of Allison, which sat as a low over Texas,
but still electrically kept the WGOM full of high cirrus and feeder
> At any rate, I did manage to find one satellite image oflandfalling Ivan.