NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

OSPO: Use of Data and Products

The information on government servers are in the public domain, unless specifically annotated otherwise, and may be used freely by the public so long as you do not:

  1. Claim it is your own (e.g., by claiming copyright for NOAA information — see below);
  2. Use it in a manner that implies an endorsement or affiliation with
    NOAA / NESDIS / OSPO; or
  3. Modify it in content and then present it as official government material. Attribution of data and images to NOAA is requested.

You also cannot present information of your own in a way that makes it appear to be official government information.

Before using information obtained from this server special attention should be given to the date & time of the data and products being displayed.

The user assumes the entire risk related to its use of this data. OSPO is providing this data "as is," and disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NOAA / NESDIS / OSPO be liable to you or to any third party for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages or lost profit resulting from any use or misuse of this data.

As required by 17 U.S.C. 403, third parties producing copyrighted works consisting predominantly of the material appearing in NOAA Web pages must provide notice with such work(s) identifying the NOAA material incorporated and stating that such material is not subject to copyright protection.

Other Agencies

For data provided by other Government agencies (e.g., USGS, FEMA, DHS, EPA, etc.) please refer to Use of Data and Service notices and linking policies at their respective web sites.

Other Government Works

A United States government work is prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties. For more information on using other Government works, please see

Additional information on the NOAA System of Records Notices.