NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Please Note:  

GOES-15 supplemental operations ended on March 2, 2020. The distribution of GOES-15 satellite products has been discontinued.

To view imagery from the operational GOES East (GOES-16) and GOES West (GOES-17) satellites, users may visit https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/.

GOES Skew-T Soundings Loops

The GOES Temperature and Moisture Soundings Profiles are displayed in Skew-T Log-P diagram format. These diagrams include both the GOES and the first guess (model data). Also included are several derived parameters to the right of each diagram. The GOES thermal gradient winds (derived from the Soundings) are also displayed on the diagrams. A Sounding may not always be available for a given site, if cloud cover exists. Site selection for the profiles has been split up into three regions in the links below: Atlantic and Eastern U.S., Continental U.S. (Mexico and S. Canada included), and Pacific and Western U.S.


Select a Region (Loops)



North America/Central America/Coastal Waters

(Latest GOES Soundings Locations Plotted Over Infrared Satellite Cloud Image)

Western North America/Pacific Ocean

Eastern North America/Western Atlantic/Caribbean
General information on interpretation of atmospheric temperature and moisture soundings derived from GOES satellite data.

Complete Station List of GOES Soundings