Current Status

  • *** 0631UTC, 30Jan2015: Over the last couple of days, (imperfect) migration of processing to a newer computer has caused some interruptions of some of the GOES Imager and Sounder Cloud products. We apologize for any inconvenience encountered. (

Recent Changes

  • 1742UTC 28Apr2014: Added listing of storm report totals by state to the GOES Sounder Precipitable Water and Lifted Index Derived Product Imagery. (
  • 2014UTC 09Apr2014: Update: At CIMSS, a new computer for GOES research and production continues to be brought on-line. Over time, most of the GOES Sounder and Imager products seen at will get produced on the new system, and turned off on various older systems. Another change that will be seen is a migration of products from the CIMSSP1, CIMSSP2, CIMSSP3 and CIMSSP7 ADDE datasets to a new CIMSSP ADDE dataset all_cimss_adde_datasets. We again apologize for any inconvience encountered during this time of transition. (

This website contains various GOES derived product images (DPI) as well as composite displays made routinely at CIMSS, usually every hour, using current GOES multi-spectral sounding and imager data.

Realtime radiances and derived products

For those using McIDAS to gain ADDE access to the satellite data used in these displays, use one of the following CIMSSP* ADDE groups: CIMSSP, CIMSSP1 or CIMSSP7. Please see

Other GOES Products at CIMSS

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Unless otherwise noted, all satellite data are provided by the Data Center at the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) of the University of Wisconsin - Madison and are displayed using McIDAS, the Man computer Interactive Data Access System.


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The products from GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) shown here are experimental. These are generated and maintained within a research environment (here at CIMSS (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies)) and are not intended to be considered operational. Timeliness, availability, and accuracy are sought but not guaranteed.

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