NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations

Geostationary Satellite Image Archives

    Local Archive
GOES Archive
(Last 21 days)
Product shows infrared, visible and water vapor imagery from the Geostationary Satellite Server for the last 21 days. It is generated every 30 minutes from the GOES Imager with a 8 km resolution for the following sectors: East CONUS, East Hurricane sector, West CONUS, Alaska, and Hawaii.

GOES East  |  GOES West

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GOES Resolution: 8km Frequency: Archive
    Additional Archives
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) The Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS) is an electronic library of NOAA environmental data. CLASS is NOAA's premier on-line facility for the distribution of NOAA and US Department of Defense (DoD) Polar Operational Environmental Satellite (POES) data, NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) data, and derived data.

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GOES Resolution: Varies Frequency: Archive
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) NCDC is the world's largest active archive of weather data. NCDC archives 99 percent of all NOAA data, including over 320 million paper records; 2.5 million microfiche records; over 1.2 petabytes of digital data residing in a mass storage environment. NCDC has satellite weather images back to 1960. NCDC annually publishes over 1.2 million copies of climate publications that are sent to individual users and 33,000 subscribers. NCDC maintains over 500 digital data sets, receives almost 2,000,000 requests each year, and records over 100 million hits per year on the website.

GOES Archive

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GOES Resolution: Varies Frequency: Archive
National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) NGDC provides stewardship, products and services for geophysical data describing the solid earth, marine, and solar-terrestrial environment, as well as earth observations from space.

Images  |  Site

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GOES Resolution: Varies Frequency: Archive
University of Wisconsin (SSEC) The University of Wisconsin, Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) is a research and development center with primary focus on geophysical research and technology to enhance understanding of the atmosphere of Earth, the other planets in our Solar System, and the cosmos. They receive, manage and distribute huge amounts of geophysical data and satellite imagery from all over the world.

Data Center Archive
Satellite Inventory Browser


GOES Resolution: 1-4km Frequency: Archive
    Historical Imagery
Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI) High-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data. Images were produced until July 2010 before the daily production was passed to the NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory (EVL) on August 1, 2010. A representative sample of the imagery generated is maintained.

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GOES / POES / MSG / MTSAT Resolution: Varies Frequency: Archive
Saved Tropical Imagery Over the years we've occasionally saved images and loops of Tropical Storms, Hurricanes and Typhoons that have become newsworthy. These images, and any loops or movies generated, are primarily from saved regular website images.

Saved Tropical Imagery:
       Hurricanes of 2005
       Hurricane Sandy  (October, 2012)
       Super Typhoon Haiyan  (November, 2013)

image of Super Typhoon Haiyan, November 7, 2013 at 12:30 UTC

GOES / POES / MTSAT Resolution: Varies Frequency: Archive