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Infrared - This image is taken in the infrared band of light and show relative warmth of objects. Colder objects are brighter and warmer objects are darker. Lower layers of clouds, generally warmer and lower in altitude, are colored gray. Colder and generally higher clouds tops are highlighted in colors. Infrared imagery is useful for determining cloud features both at day and night.

Visible - This image is taken in visible light, or how the human eye would see from the satellite. Sunrise and sunset can be tracked in this image.

Vis/Fog - In the images on the Vis/Fog page, low clouds show up bright and higher clouds show up as dark. The ground shows up as gray. In addition, flight categories for various airports are plotted over the imagery as a secondary verification (Green-VFR, Blue-MVFR, Red-IFR, Purple-LIFR).

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Forecast Vertical Wind Profile for Albuquerque
 
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Lowest 2000 ft Above Ground Level
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Latest Winds Aloft Over Albuquerque (Weather Balloon Data issued twice daily)

 

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Wind Roses for Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Sites

Diagram showing the relative frequency of wind direction and speed each airport