GOES-R Education Proving Ground

RGB Webapp

Please note that the activties on these pages use HTML5 and require an up-to-date browser!
These are also "touch-friendly" and should run on mobile devices.

"Red, Green, Blue" or RGB processing consolidates data from different spectral channels (wavelengths) into a blended colorized RGB image.

Concept (flowers)
GOES-16 and -17 Examples
Real-time Geostationary Images

from the SSEC Data Center

 This webapp allows one to explore, via an interactive tool, how meteorologist combine satellite data from different spectral bands to provide more information about a scene. Educators can download this worksheet for classroom use.

Related links
MORE GOES-R Series WebApps
Additional CIMSS Weather and Climate Webapps
Rapid Scan imagery from GOES-14
CIMSS GOES-16 Satellite blog

   Unless otherwise noted, all these applets are Copyright© 2014 by Tom Whittaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Imagery provided by Tim Schmit, NOAA NESDIS.