NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Geostationary Composite Satellite Imagery

Continental US Composites This product is generated every 30 minutes using either the Visible, Infrared, Shortwave Infrared (4um), or the Water Vapor images into one larger composite image using GOES East and West Imagers.

Central US Composite:
Mercator Projection (10 Kmn)  –  Page  –  More enhancements available
Visible - image  |  loop          Shortwave Infrared - image  |  loop
Infrared - image  |  loop         Water Vapor - image  |  loop
Polar Stereographic Projection (12 Km)  –  Original Page  –  Imager is top row only:  
Visible - image  |  loop          Shortwave Infrared - image  |  loop
Infrared - image  |  loop         Water Vapor - image  |  loop

Sample U.S. Shortwave IR Composite


GOES Imager Resolution: 10-12 Km Frequency: 30 minutes
Continental US Composites These images were composites of derived meteorological parameters utilizing an Atmospheric Sounder on both GOES East and GOES West. The images are generated every 1 hour using one larger composite image. Since the failure of the GOES East Sounder, only the GOES West Sounder image is shown.

GOES East/West Composite Page (Sounder  –  All except Top Row)
Precipitable Water - image  |  loop
Lifted Index - image  |  loop
Cloud Top Pressure - image  |  loop
Skin Temperature - image  |  loop
Convective Available Potential Energy (CAPE)  –  image  |  loop
Convective Inhibition (CINH) - image  |  loop
850-500 mb Lapse Rates - image  |  loop
Showalter Index (SI) - image  |  loop

Sample GOES Sounder Skin Temperature Composite

GOES Sounder Resolution: 8 Km Frequency: 1 hour
Northern Hemisphere Composites (Imager) Product shows a composited Visible, Infrared or Water Vapor image of the Northern Hemisphere. It is created by melding both GOES East and GOES West images and is generated every 30 minutes.

New Northern Hemisphere Composite (20 Km)  –  Page  –  More enhancements available
Visible - image  |  loop          Shortwave Infrared - image  |  loop
Infrared - image  |  loop         Water Vapor - image  |  loop
Original GOES East/West Northern Hemisphere Composites (24 Km)  –  Page
VIS  |  IR  |  Water Vapor

Sample Infrared Northern Hemisphere Composite


GOES Resolution: 20 - 24 km Frequency: 30 minutes