14 September 1996

MISTI at 23:04 UT.
NOAA 14 at 8:11 UT and NOAA 12 at 00:39.
The other two NOAA passes were lost.
GOES 8 at 07:46 UT and 08:46 UT.
HSRL 04:10-06:00 UT and 22:10-23:30 UT.
VIL at 06 UT.
GOES 8 MPEG 01-03, and 20-23 UT.

Summary

NOAA 14 at 08:11 UT

The same feathery Ci were moving past as on the day before. Lidars operated until 06:00 UTC. They were picking up patchy Ci from 10.0-12.5 km.

At 8:11 NOAA 14 found 14.3-15.9 km Ci- higher than on the lidars. This occured because of the high scan angle of the HIRS sensor.

GOES-8 reported only 9-11 km which was closer to the lidar cloud heights.

Effectivie Emissivities at 07:46 and 08:46 UT from GOES 8 were 0.4-0.7 with an occasional 1.0. NE=0.4 is a visible optical depth of 1.0, while 0.7 is an optical depth of 2.4. NE=1.0 implies the visible optical depth > 6.0.

NOAA 12 at 00:39 and MISTI at 23:04 UT

For NOAA 12 at 00:39, the lidars reported clear and were turned off just before this time. The scan didn't cross EVG and was to the west. Only B.L. heights of 0.3 km were reported.