NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Image Enhancement Information

 

Abbreviation Label Enhancement Descriptions:
AVN AVN Aviation color enhancement
BD Dvorak Dvorak enhancement - used for Tropical Classifications with the Dvorak Technique
FT Funktop Funktop enhancement - developed by Ted Funk to highlight intense areas of precipitation
JSL JSL JSL2 enhancement - developed by Jim Lynch to bring out low level and high level clouds in tropical cyclones
IR2 Shortwave (IR2) Channel 2 Shortwave Infrared imagery - Shortwave, sometimes considered "night visible"
IR2F Fire (IR2) IR Channel 2 with the standard fire enhancement to show hot spot activity
IR2H Fire Hot IR Channel 2 with enhancemnet for the hot summer season
IR2W Fire Winter IR Channel 2 with enhancement for the cool winter season
IR4 None Unenhanced Channel 4 Infrared Imagery
RB Rainbow Rainbow enhancement curve - Colorful enhancement for a pretty image
RBTOP Rainbow New variation on the Rainbow enhancement curve - Colorful enhancement
RGB RGB Combination of Visible and IR using a three channel technique to form a Red/Green/Blue false color image.
VIS Visible Unenhanced Visible imagery that usually transitions to IR2 overnight
WV Water Vapor IR Channel 3