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Media Coverage of Hurricane Ian

Dakota Smith created a number of animations that were used by multiple media organizations to cover Hurricane Ian. Included in these animations were GLM and GeoColor imagery of Hurricane Ian. All of the media examples below contain animations that were downloaded from the newly-created Satellite Library. (POC: D. Smith, CIRA, Funding: GOES-R.

The New York Times: “A satellite view shows Ian swirling and flickering with lightning”

BBC News: “Satellite images show lightning strikes surrounding Hurricane Ian over Cuba”

ABC News: “Satellite images show lightning-packed Hurricane Ian”

CNN: “Stunning timelapse shows Hurricane Ian formation from space”

The Daily Telegraph: “Satellite Shows Lightning Flashes as Hurricane Ian Churns Near Cuba”

USA Today: “Satellite shows lightning flashes as Hurricane Ian churns near Cuba”

Newsweek: “Hurricane Ian Video Shows Spectacular Lightning Swarm Around Eye of Storm”

METRO: “Satellite images show lightning crackling near the eye of Hurricane Ian as storm approaches Florida”

INSIDER: “Satellite visuals show lightning crackling around the eye of Hurricane Ian as it sweeps over the Gulf of Mexico toward Florida”

Fox News: “NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite shows size of Hurricane Ian”

Miami Herald: “Extraordinary amount of lightning surrounds Hurricane Ian’s eye”

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The Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS conducts research on the use of satellite data to improve analysis, forecasts and warnings for regional and mesoscale meteorological events. RAMMB is co-located with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.