GOES 13 looks at Hurricane Sandy

After being down for maintenance since Sept 17,  GOES 13 is back in service.  Which is good because my AppleScript more or less broke while it was down.  “The trouble stemmed from a motor vibration, which caused a lubricant buildup that obstructed the spinning motion of the filter wheel in the sounder. A team of engineers from NOAA, Boeing and ITT suppressed the vibration, the filter wheel restarted and is running smoothly, with improved performance. ” (http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/)

Here’s today’s view of Hurricane Sandy, which is just now clobbering the East coast. It’s from the Visualization Lab, and has a floating URL that will be something else tomorrow.

Here’s the output of the AppleScript: