Images used on this page are produced by remapping data from the GOES-11 and GOES-12 satellites to a Lambert Confrmal Conic projection.
These images are merged into a composite image where politial boundaries and time stamp applied.
|Visible Image Loops|
|Load a Large National-scale image or Large National Image loop (1201 x 897 pixels), or|
|Choose a sectorized 5-km resolution Image by
clicking on a sector name in the map below.|
You can change the number of images shown from the initial 4, and each loop will update automatically.
Lambert Conformal Conic projection (600 x 448 pixels)
|Visible||Visible||Visible||Only update during daylight hours|
|Infrared||Infrared||Infrared||about color coding|
|Water Vapor||Water Vapor||Water Vapor||Highlights high altitude water vapor|
|3.9-u||3.9-micron||3.9-micron||about this wavelength|
Also see our extended domain GOES page (in native satellite coordinates).
Information on interpretation of the various satellite images is
available on Dan
Birkenheuer's home page.
(Other satellite image loops and explanations may be found at RAMSDIS.)
These products were developed in the Assimilation and Modeling Branch by Kevin Brundage and Bill Moninger and by Dan Birkenheuer of the Forecast Applications Branch.
The raw satellite data for these images are acquired by GSD's GOES Local Groundstation System, developed in our Information & Technology Services by Bob Lipschutz and Paul Hamer of the Data Systems Group.
As of 1 Oct 2003, animation for the loops in the table is provided by the Anis applet, developed by Tom Whittaker of the University of Wisconsin. (Loops generated by clicking on the image still use GSD's looper applet.)