What is a visible satellite image?

Dateline article| David Murphy|

A Visible Satellite image is an actual photograph of a cloud, taken from a satellite. These images are used to spot strong storms, which cast long shadows over the clouds surrounding them. You can also spot boundaries where future storms may form (these usually show-up as thin, arced lines of clouds near the spot where old storms have died away). Visible images can also show snow cover and whether lakes and rivers are iced-over.

---D.M.

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