Environmental Satellite Images
A Comprehensive Resource List from the
The following list of Internet sites provide original, near-realtime
satellite images or derived products. Section headings:
= Special Realtime Tropical Storm Coverage = Archived Images
University/Commercial Sites | Government/Military | Europe
Western Pacific/Asia | Latin America | Glossary
= Special Realtime Tropical Storm Coverage = Archived Images
NWA Home Page or
NWA Remote Sensing Committee Home Page
University/Commercial Sites (U.S., Canada, and Bermuda)
Site/Location Type of Imagery Available Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC)
, Madison, WI
NOAA AVHRR composites over Antarctica Cloudsat Home Page, CSU, Ft. Collins, CO
Space-borne radar images of hurricanes. Realtime quick-look images. 3-yr archive
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL
GOES-East/West regional VIS, IR, WV, and radar (still and animations). High resolution (1 km) VIS sectors. County and major highway overlays.
Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
GOES-East/West Sounder and Imager Products,
"forecast" images, tropical storm sectors Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Daytona Beach, FL
Visible, IR, WV images and loops for CONUS, North and South America, Asia, Australia, and oceanic regions. Derived products for volcanic ash and IR-WV difference (convective diagnostic),
Colorized, clear-sky Landsat images of U. S. states, cities, plus most world countries.
University of Hawaii, Honolulu
GOES vis, IR and WV sectors for Hawaii, Pacific and Atlantic Basins, plus U. S. mainland. GIF/JAVA movies University of Illinois,
Large scale remapped GOES-East/West Vis, IR, WV, composites, and movies. Four month archive.
Johns Hopkins University,
Applied Physics Lab., Laurel, MD
Click on 'Dynatrack' for a nice collection of colorized AVHRR images. One month+ archive.
Louisiana State U., Baton Rouge
GOES-East current Vis/IR/WV/Color IR. 2 week archive of AVHRR.
NCAR Research Application Project (RAP)
, Boulder, CO
GOES multispectral (JPEG), derived products,
close-up visible (1.5 km res.)
Ohio State University,
GOES-East/West Vis/IR, WV, Color IR, Antarctic composites
Pennsylvania State University,
State College, PA
GOES-East/West Vis/IR/WV, 8, 16 & 24 frame animations. Click on "E-Wall Home" for other products.
Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH
GOES-East/West Vis/IR/WV, global Mollweide composites, GIF/MPEG movies, Satellite/radar composites for U. S. 12+yr archive (Pacific/Atlantic IR)
San Jose State University,
San Jose, CA
GOES-West Vis/IR/WV, plus animations. GFS model overlays.
(Former Purdue U. site)
GOES-East/West Vis/IR/WV, +composites. 13 year archive + movies. Radar,
model forecast data, hurricane tracks.
University of Washington,
GOES-West/East Vis/IR/WV for past week. High resolution vis for Pacific NW
Weather Channel, Atlanta, GA
Color-enhanced GOES visible, IR and water vapor for U.S.and regional views. Animations.
Weather Network, Mississauga, Ontario
GOES IR and color radar composite images for Canada and the U.S.
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Current GOES-East/West Vis/IR/WV,
global color composites, Google Earth imagery, SST, "Forecast Satellite Imagery."
WSI Corporation (INTELLiCast), Billerica, MA
Latest national, regional GOES remapped IR (small size)
Weather Bell Analytics, New York, NY
GOES sectors over U.S. some combined with radar. Global full disk and multi-satellite remapped images, all with colorized terrain backgrounds. Federal/State/Military Sites (U.S. and Canada)
Site/Location Type of Imagery Available Arctic Cap Nowcast/Forecast System, NRL, Monterey, CA
Nowcasts and forecasts of Arctic Ice coverage, depth and drift based on assimilation of high resolution satellite, buoy and atmospheric model data. Animations of last month and year. Two-year snapshot archive. CLASS (formerly Satellite Active Archive (SAA)), NESDIS IPD
Archived data from U.S. polar (NOAA/DMSP) and geostationary (GOES) satellites in several formats. Environment Canada, Montreal
GOES-8/10 Vis/IR/WV of North and South America, with movie loops Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Honolulu, HI
Full disk MTSAT and METEOSAT IR, updated every 6 hours. T.S. bulletins.
NASA EOSDIS Worldview
Composite true color mosaics of NASA Aqua/Terra data with corrected reflectance.
NASA Langley Research Center, Langley, VA
GOES-East/West, NOAA AVHRR and MODIS image products to support the Atmospher
ic Radiation Measurement (ARM) project. Multi-year archive.
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
Short-term Prediction and Research Transition (SPoRt) Center. Real-time multi-spectral imagery from GOES-East/West and POES (VIIRS) plus AIRS, CRIS and IASI sounder images.Japan's Himiwari multi-spectral full disk.
National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) (formerly NCDC), Asheville, NC
GOES, POES, DMSP, and JPSS image data archives including data from GOES-16 National Centers for Environmental Information Earth Observation Group
(NOAA/NESDIS), Boulder, CO.
Imagery from S-NPP VIIRS including the Day/Night Band (DNB), DMSP OLS, SSM/I microwave
National Weather Service Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO
Multi-satellite (GOES, MTSAT, METEOSAT) IR composites of North Atlantic,
North Pacific, South America, Asia/Europe. CONUS vis, IR and WV.
Naval Research Lab, Monterey, CA
GOES-West Vis/IR/color WV (JPEG) for past 24-30 hrs. Tropical
mercator images, derived products. MPEG movies. Model data overlain on some images. "NexSat", Naval Research Lab, Monterey, CA
Images and derived products from multiple U. S. satellites (NASA Aqua/Terra, GOES, NOAA, DMSP) to demonstrate the capabilities of future satellite systems such as NPOESS. Color composites, animations, archives.
Navy Fleet Numerical Meteorological & Oceanographic Center, Monterey, CA
DMSP Vis/IR composites (low res.- 7km) for CONUS, E. Pac., W. Atlc.
(Updated every 6 hours) NESDIS/STAR Satellite Rainfall Estimates, College Park, MD
Current derived heavy rainfall estimates from GOES IR and POES passive microwave data
NESDIS Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO)
College Park, MD
Polar and geostationary global and U.S. composites (Polar Stereo and Mercator), aerosols, SST, soundings, MODIS composites for CONUS, Hazard imagery (tropical cyclones, fire and smoke, volcanic ash), 21-day GOES-West archive NESDIS Satellite Services Division, College Park, MD
GOES-West Vis/IR/WV over tropical East Pacific, Sounder Derived Product Imagery, snow cover, experimental fire products NESDIS GOES-East Image Browser, College Park, MD
Current GOES-16(East only) 16-band multispectral and GeoColor images at Full Disk, CONUS, regional sector, mesoscale, and Atlantic tropical sector views NESDIS GOES-West Image Browser, College Park, MD
Current GOES-West (only) Vis/IR/WV + composites; Full Disk plus remapped regional sectors; 6 hr animations; Himiwari (Japan) and Meteosat (Europe) images also available NOAA/NESDIS Imagery and Data Visualization,
College Park, MD
Unique imagery and animations of current conditions and special weather events using GOES, POES, and NWP models. Currrent and projected global climate conditions (temperature, SST, drought risk, fires, etc). NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP),
Naval Research Laboratory, Monterey, CA
Near real-time images from VIIRS on NPP for selected regions (California, Northeast U.S. and Gulf of Mexico). Products are Vis, IR, true color, and night vis. Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB-NOAA/NESDIS),
Ft. Collins, CO
RAMSDIS online. GOES-East/West IR/Vis/WV/Fog/Albedo, sectors and Full Disk. Hurricane floaters European Sites
Site/Location Type of Imagery Available Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Brussels
Current global ozone analyses from ENVISAT
Free University of Berlin, Germany
Latest METEOSAT IR, MPEG movies Dundee University, Scotland
NOAA AVHRR/HRPT IR/Vis
EUMETSAT, Darmstadt, Germany
Full disk and sectorized METEOSAT Vis,IR,WV, and derived products at 0W (MSG) and 57W, plus METOP images.
Meteo-France, Paris, France
Colorized METEOSAT IR/vis of Europe, "Forecast" images (French only) Meteorological Institute of Spain, Madrid
Colorized METEOSAT IR of Europe, GOES/METEOSAT composites, SST, vegetation index (Spanish only) Met Office, U. K.
Large scale IR images of most continents, full disk, global composite
Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels
Colorized METEOSAT IR/vis (topo. background) Space Research Institute Moscow, RU
NOAA AVHRR composites over Russia, eastern Europe. Current GOMS
not available. Western Pacific/Asian Sites
Site/Location Type of Imagery Available Australia Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne
MTSAT Vis, IR and color-IR of Australia and full Earth disk. Derived products (NDVI, SST, motion vectors, ice cover, etc). India Meteorological Department, New Delhi
INSAT Vis, IR and color-composite. 3-hourly full disk, India and Middle East coverage. Kochi University, Japan
MTSAT IR (JPEG), full disk, Japan/China sectors, MPEG movies Weather Zone, Australia
GMS IR, Vis, WV images of Australia/New Zealand, some colorized with lightning overlaid Latin American Sites
Site/Location Type of Imagery Available
Argentine National Meteorological Service, Buenos Aires
GOES Vis/IR/WV images of South America and Argentina (Spanish only)
Brazilian Space Institute (INPE)
GOES Vis/IR/WV sectors of South America, composite GOES/MSG, latest NOAA/AQUA/TERRA sectors, fog images, precipitation estimates (English and Portuguese)
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