NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

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GOES-13 Sounder IR data is not available. All products from GOES-13 (GOES-East) Sounder IR data have been halted and distribution has been stopped except the Sounder ASOS SCP products for CONUS, which are replaced with GOES-East Imager ASOS SCP products for CONUS. Engineers are investigating the problem.

Ocean Coverage - Satellite Imagery

Note: Polar microwave imagery is available for standard sectors only when the sector resolution is 4 Km or greater.
TRMM imagery has been retired and is no longer available.

Polar Imagery Page

    Satellite Imagery
Atlantic Ocean Atlantic imagery is available from both polar and geostationary satellites. GOES-East and MSG (Meteosat) provide infrared, visible, shortwave infrared and water vapor images and loops. Infrared imagery is provided with several enhancements including AVN, Dvorak, JSL, RGB, Funktop, and Rainbow. Geostationary imagery is added every 30 minutes for GOES-East and every six hours for MSG. Floater imagery is available at a resolution as low as 1KM. Standard sectors are 4KM to 8KM.

Polar microwave imagery at 8Km resolution is saved as composites and updated every 3 to 12 hours based on the number of satellites. (DMSP 12 hours and AMSU 3 hours). New imagery is posted every 3 hours if available.

Atlantic Ocean Sectors (Includes SST Overlays)
Caribbean Sea  |  Central Atlantic  |  East Atlantic  |  Gulf of Mexico
North Atlantic  |  Northeast Atlantic  |  Northwest Atlantic
Tropical Wide View  |  West Atlantic  |  Tropical Floaters

GOES-East Caribbean sector coverage area

GOES East, MSG Resolution: 1-8 Km Frequency: 30 minutes - 6 hours
DMSP, AMSU Resolution: 8 Km Frequency: 3 - 12 hours
Pacific Ocean Pacific imagery is available from both polar and geostationary satellites. GOES-West and MTSAT provide infrared, visible, shortwave infrared and water vapor images and loops. Infrared imagery is provided with several enhancements including AVN, Dvorak, JSL, RGB, Funktop, and Rainbow. Geostationary imagery is added every 30 minutes for GOES-West and every hour for MTSAT. Floater imagery is available at a resolution as low as 1KM. Standard sectors are 4KM to 8KM.

Polar microwave imagery at 8Km resolution is saved as composites and updated every 3 to 12 hours based on the number of satellites. (DMSP 12 hours and AMSU 3 hours). New imagery is posted every 3 hours if available.

Pacific Ocean Sectors (Includes SST Overlays)
Central Pacific  |  Eastern East Pacific  |  East Pacific  |  Hawaii
Tropical Wide View  |  West Central Pacific  |  West Pacific  |  Tropical Floaters

GOES-West East Pacific sector coverage area

GOES West, MTSAT Resolution: 1-8 Km Frequency: 30 - 60 minutes
DMSP, AMSU Resolution: 8 Km Frequency: 3 - 12 hours
Polar Stereographic Atlantic Atlantic imagery is available from both polar and geostationary satellites. GOES-East and MSG (Meteosat) provide infrared, visible, shortwave infrared and water vapor images and loops. Infrared imagery is provided with several enhancements including AVN, Dvorak, JSL, RGB, Funktop, and Rainbow. Geostationary imagery is added every 30 minutes for GOES-East and every six hours for MSG. Standard sectors are 10KM to 16KM resolution.

Polar microwave imagery at 8KM resolution is saved as composites and updated every 3 to 12 hours based on the number of satellites. (DMSP 12 hours and AMSU 3 hours). New imagery is posted every 3 hours if available.

Polar Sterographic Sectors
Northwest Atlantic  |  North Atlantic  |  Northeast Atlantic

North Atlantic Polar Stereographic sector

GOES EAST, MSG Resolution: 10-16 Km Frequency: 30 minutes - 6 hours
DMSP, AMSU Resolution: 8 Km Frequency: 3 - 12 hours
Polar Stereographic Pacific Pacific imagery is available from both polar and geostationary satellites. GOES-West and MTSAT provide infrared, visible, shortwave infrared and water vapor images and loops. Infrared imagery is provided with several enhancements including AVN, Dvorak, JSL, RGB, Funktop, and Rainbow. Geostationary imagery is added every 30 minutes for GOES-West and every hour for MTSAT. Standard sectors are 16KM resolution.

Polar microwave imagery at 8KM resolution is saved as composites and updated every 3 to 12 hours based on the number of satellites. (DMSP 12 hours and AMSU 3 hours). New imagery is posted every 3 hours if available.

Polar Sterographic Sectors
Northeast Pacific  |  Northwest Pacific

Northwest Pacific MTSAT polar stereographic sector

GOES West, MTSAT Resolution: 16 Km Frequency: 30 - 60 minutes
DMSP, AMSU Resolution: 8 Km Frequency: 3 - 12 hours
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