Pebble Beach Equestrian Center Reviews
Portola Road & Alva Lane
Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (34 Reviews)
Review by Alan W.
I went here for a team building exercie. The horses were great, very easy for a beginner. They are taught to follow the trail so its really easy.
Review by Hippo T.
Horses are old and slow but at least safe for tourist-riding. No unexpected cantering on the beach.
The lesson horse does not have the energy to trot in a…
Review by Young N.
Booked a tour for me and my girl. Ended up being just us 2 so it was a private tour. Our guide, gina, was very sweet. She was a great guide and gave us the…
SPoRT Views Hurricane Sandy (2 of 5) (NASA, 10/27/12)
Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
Editor’s note: This series of images shows Hurricane Sandy as it moved up the East Coast of the United States in October 2012.
The imagery on Oct. 26 is shown below in the “blue” cloud mass of cold cloud-top temperatures off the Florida coast is associated with Sandy – in addition, a north to south oriented line of thunderstorms associated with the strong cold front at the leading edge of the midlatitude punch of cold air (upper level trough) which interacted with Sandy in the northeastern United States to become what a forecaster at NOAA’s Hydrometeorological Prediction Center dubbed the “Frankenstorm”. Behind the front, the sharp decrease in temperature left some lingering low clouds and fog indicated by pale yellows of reflected moonlight through which some city lights remained visible. Clear skies before the event allowed for city lights to be seen throughout the urban complex of the northeastern United States.
In the days that follow, illumination by the moon increases during the transition to the full moon phase. Increases in yellow shades within clouds]] show where moonlight is being reflected off of the clouds associated with Sandy. However, the combination with the infrared retains their final color as a light blue to help image interpretation – providing discrimination of high altitude, cold, and highly reflective clouds (bright white to light blue) from lower, but still highly reflective clouds in shades of yellows. City lights remain apparent for many of the major northeastern cities; though they are more diffuse as the high, thin ice clouds of Sandy begin to come ashore.
The image from Oct. 29 is probably the most impressive of the set as the cluster of whitish blue clouds near Sandy’s center indicate active thunderstorms in the western quadrants of the storm. At this time, Sandy had regained some strength prior to landfall and interaction with the midlatitude trough over the eastern U.S., after which point it began to lose its tropical characteristics, instead sustained by the steep temperature gradients, wind shear, and other interactions more typical of a Nor’easter.
NASA’s Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center continues to provide satellite imagery to the National Weather Service weather forecast office partners and National Centers through core SPoRT activities and collaborations with NOAA’s GOES-R and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Proving Grounds. Final images were created by the NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition (SPoRT) Center at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., using MODIS and VIIRS data provided courtesy of the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The compositing technique resulting in the false color VIIRS day-night band and infrared imagery was provided by the Naval Research Laboratory in Monterey, California as part of an ongoing NRL-SPoRT collaboration.
Image credits: NASA
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