Satellite Observations

Satellite Observations

Infrared, visible, and water vapor satellite images are available from GOES-13 and GOES-15 at three different domains each. Place your mouse over the desired image to view it or click to open in a new tab. For loops click to open in a new tab.

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GOES–West

Western US
IR | VIS |  WV
Loops:  IR  | VIS | WV
NE Pacific
IR | VIS | WV
IR  | VIS | WV
Full Disk
IR | VIS

GOES–East

Eastern US
IR | VIS | WV
Loops:  IR  | VIS | WV
NW Atlantic
IR | VIS | WV
Loops:  IR  | VIS | WV
Full Disk
IR | VIS

The following loops show total precipitable water from Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS/University of Wisconsin.

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Global

Global Prec Water animation

NE Pacific

NE Pacific Prec Water animation

N Atlantic

N Atlantic Prec Water animation

The following images show the latest SSMIS integrated water vapor, cloud liquid water, and rain rate. Place your mouse over the corresponding buttons below the images to view each producet, or click to open in a new tab.

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The following shows the Automated Atmospheric River detection technique designed and run by NOAA/ESRL/PSD applied to SSMIS water vapor imagery. [ More Information and Archived Images ]

SSMIS IWV Imagery

Most recent AR Image

SSMIS Strength of IWV in core of AR

Most recent GFS Analysis
The above plots shows the strength of the AR depicted in the left image in value of IWV (cm) at each latitude along the AR corridor.