NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Composite Satellite Imagery

    Geostationary
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 are composites of derived meteorological parameters utilizing an Atmospheric Sounder on both GOES East and GOES West. The images are generated every 1 hour using into one larger composite image using GOES East and West Sounder.

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
    Polar
Equatorial Mercator Composites Product shows a composited Visible, Infrared or Water Vapor image of the Equatorial Tropics from about 40North Latitude to 40 South Latitude.

These Polar Mapped Mosaic composite satellite images are generated using composite AVHRR GAC data gathered onboard NOAA's polar orbiting satellites (NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-18, and NOAA-19). These images are created once per day.

Tropical Mercator Composites  –  Page
NOAA-18 - BAND 1  |  BAND 2  |  BAND 3  |  BAND 4  |  BAND 5  |  RGB
NOAA-19 - BAND 1  |  BAND 2  |  BAND 3  |  BAND 4  |  BAND 5  |  RGB

Sample Infrared Northern Hemisphere Composite


POES Resolution: 24 km Frequency: daily
Hemisphere Composites Product shows a composited Visible, Infrared or Water Vapor image of the Northern Hemisphere or Southern Hemisphere.

These Polar Mapped Mosaic composite satellite images are generated using composite AVHRR GAC data gathered onboard NOAA's polar orbiting satellites (NOAA-16, NOAA-17, NOAA-18, and NOAA-19). These images are created once per day.

Northern Hemisphere Composites  –  Page
NOAA-18 - BAND 1  |  BAND 2  |  BAND 3  |  BAND 4  |  BAND 5  |  RGB
NOAA-19 - BAND 1  |  BAND 2  |  BAND 3  |  BAND 4  |  BAND 5  |  RGB

Southern Hemisphere Composites  –  Page
NOAA-18 - BAND 1  |  BAND 2  |  BAND 3  |  BAND 4  |  BAND 5  |  RGB
NOAA-19 - BAND 1  |  BAND 2  |  BAND 3  |  BAND 4  |  BAND 5  |  RGB

Sample Infrared Northern Hemisphere Composite


POES Resolution: 15 km at the equator and 36 km at the poles Frequency: daily
Microwave Sectors These Microwave passes are composited over the same sectors as regular GOES imagery.

Overview
Atlantic Ocean Sectors:
Caribbean Sea  |  Central Atlantic  |  East Atlantic  |  Gulf of Mexico
North Atlantic  |  Northeast Atlantic  |  Northwest Atlantic
Tropical Wide View  |  West Atlantic

Pacific Ocean Sectors:
Central Pacific  |  Eastern East Pacific  |  East Pacific
Tropical Wide View  |  West Central Pacific  |  West Pacific

Polar Sterographic Sectors:
Atlantic: Northwest Atlantic  |  North Atlantic  |  Northeast Atlantic
Pacific: Northeast Pacific  |  Northwest Pacific

TRMM microwave image of the western Atlantic

AMSU Resolution: 8 - 12 KM Frequency: 3 hours
DMSP (SSM/IS) Resolution: 8 - 12 KM Frequency: 12 hours
TRMM Resolution: 8 - 12 KM Frequency: 4-6 hours