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#AKwx Facts: How weather satellites see the Earth better at night with the Day-Night Band

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It's easy for weather satellites to see the Earth when the sun is shining on the planet below... but during the night, classic satellite imagery suffers. A new way to watch the Earth from the Suomi NPP satellite gives researchers the ability to see Earth's weather and surface like it's daytime... even in the dark of night. Eric Stevens, Science Liason for the Geographic Information Network of Alaska (GINA - www.gina.alaska.edu ), talks about how this works in this edition of Alaska Weather Facts. Alaska Weather is broadcast each night on Anchorage's KAKM Channel 7, Alaska Public and the Alaska Rural Communication System. Watch the daily Alaska Weather show online at https://www.youtube.com/user/akwxtv courtesy of alaskapublic.org This multimedia briefing does not take the place of your official National Weather Service products. For the latest weather observations, advisories, watches and warnings for Alaska, head to http://www.arh.noaa.gov. For questions or comments, please email: nws.ar.tvweather ( at ) noaa.gov