Current Status

  • *** 1958UTC 26Jun2016: From 16Z - 18Z on 26Jun2016, upper air first guess problems were encountered by the CIMSS realtime GOES Imager and Sounder processing, related to problems on the primary model data source computer. This affected numerous Imager and Sounder products, manifested as missing or degraded products. As of 19Z, operations have been updated to use first guess data from another computer. We apologize for any inconvenience. (Please contact: for any questions/concerns.)

Recent Changes

  • 2316UTC 30Jan2016: GOES-14 Sounder products are now available on the GOES Sounder Page. See also CIMSS ADDE G14 products for availability of CIMSS GOES-14 Sounder Derived Product Image (DPI) areafiles and (SRET-schema) retrieval MD file data. (
  • 1731UTC 20Nov2015: At approximately 0922UTC 20Nov2015, the GOES-13 Sounder experienced an anomaly. All GOES-13 Sounder imagery and related products are affected. For further details, please see CIMSS Satellite Blog entry. (
  • 1800UTC 26Jun2015: Removed CIMSSP1 ADDE group from all_cimss_adde_datasets (
  • 0331UTC 17Jun2015: Software updates re-enabled remaining looping capabilities that had been broken (
  • 1906UTC 28May2015: Software updates re-enabled most of the looping capabilities that had been broken (jim.nelson

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 or CIMSSP7. Please see all_cimss_adde_datasets

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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