map link below provides an animated graphical representation
of the weather forecast for the next 72 hours. The maps
shows the Canadian/US West coast (outlined in black) along
with an animated overlay of changing weather patterns.
(US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration)
operational environmental satellite system is composed
of: geostationary operational environmental satellites
(GOES) for short-range warning and "nowcasting,"
and polar-orbiting environmental satellites (POES)
for longer term forecasting. Both kinds of satellites
are necessary for providing a complete global weather
monitoring system. The satellites carry search and rescue
instruments, and have helped save the lives of more than
20,000 people to date. The satellites also are used to
support aviation safety (volcanic ash detection), and
maritime/shipping safety (ice monitoring and prediction).
Sample Usage & "How-To" Notes
Location Tracking: For this climb,
we are once again making available a tracking
feature that will allow viewers to follow the
team as they make their bid for the summit of
Mount Nirvana (officially an Un-named peak).
The Real-Time Locator window above (which can
also be enlarged to Fullscreen) will provide
real-time location upadates (every 10 - 15 minutes)
on the map to show you exactly where the team
view the team's route as they progress,
click on the large "+"
icon just to the right of the
big blue arrow icon,
and then zoom in on the map. There are also
Topographic, Aerial and Road views
Location Waypoints: you can
also click on the circular blue
for additional information from each location
such as a Message and: Time & Date, Speed, Heading, Elevation,
Close the Message Box: simply
click anywhere else on the map to close the
box and then click another blue icon to open
the message for that location.
to View More of the Map Area
There are 2 light-grey arrows that you can
click on to hide/unhide the
left Map Filter option pane,
as well as the top "Delorme and
inReach" branding bar.
This works in both the embedded map (see Real-Time
Locator above) as well as the Fullscreen
window mode. This will allow you to see much
more of the actual map area, as well as the
route, current location, and any notices posted
by the team.
each option - Click on the 2 grey arrows
(noted with red arrows)
with Map Filter and branding bars hidden.
Click the grey arrows again to unhide the options.
(For an even larger screen view, you can also
"Fullscreen" your browser window.)
the Summits of Canada Expedition Team - Since 2006
"Teaching Canadians and the World about Canada
- One Step At A Time"