Satellite Interpretation Message

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Based on data through 8:00 am May 05 2011 HST

An upper level low over the main Hawaiian islands continues to bring unstable air over the Hawaiian islands. Enhanced showers are found across the islands as a result of the instability introduced by the upper level system. Low level winds near the islands are from the east due to a high pressure system to the north northeast of the islands.

Low clouds cover most of Niihau and Kauai at 8 am. On Oahu, clouds cover the Koolau range, and most of the Waianae range. The clouds over these mountain ranges are spreading over adjacent areas. Molokai has clouds over the eastern end of the island. Meanwhile, clouds blanket Lanai, Kahoolawe and most of Maui. On Maui, the area of the island with the fewest clouds are the west facing slopes of Haleakala.

Overall the Big Island has the fewest clouds overhead at 8 am. There are low clouds over the north Hilo, south Hilo and Puna districts. Additional clouds are found over the remaining districts, but not as heavily concentrated.

Thunderstorms have been noted in the Big Island plume overnight. Cloud tops in the Big Island plume are reaching near 38 thousand feet at 8 am. Additional towering cumulus are found about 110 miles southwest of Honolulu with tops reaching near 32 thousand feet.

Hawaii Infrared Satellite image for 1800 UTC


Hawaii Visible Satellite image for 1800 UTC

Central Pacific Infrared Satellite image for 1800 UTC


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In 1995 At Maui High Performance Computing Center The Maui Scientific Analysis & Visualization of the Environment Program was first incubated. I was the principal investigator of this independant research project which was a joint development between MHPCC, Silicon Graphics Computers (SGI) & NKO.ORG. Using SGI Cosmo Worlds software, we pioneered the development of Internet based 3D virtual reality GIS based interactive worlds. In 1996 with a network of seven high performance SGI workstations we pioneered development of live streaming MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Real Video and QuickTime Streaming Server utilizing Kassenna MediaBase software. In Maui 2002 we pioneered and tested the first wireless live streaming video using laptop computers and Maui Sky Fiber's portable 3G wireless device. In Maui we pioneered live streaming video using usb modems from AT&T , Verizon as well as live streaming from iPhone 3 over 3G wireless networks. Today The Maui S.A.V.E. Program has diversified into storm tracking including visualization and analysis of large, memory-intensive gridded data sets such as the National Hurricane Center's wind speed probabilities. I volunteer my services to numerous Disaster Services Organizations. In June 2013 I returned from Hurricane Sandy deployment as a computer operations service associate with the Disaster Services Technology Group assisting as The American Red Cross migrated from a Disaster Response Operation to Long Term Recovery Operations. Pioneering the production/editing and Internet distribution of HD video to sites like and we are shining the light towards environmental and peace efforts of humans across the globe. Since 1992 I have held the vision of establishing Maui, Hawaii as the environmental sciences center of the world. After His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet came to Maui This vision has expanded to establishing Maui as the environmental & peace center of the world.

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