Current Status

  • *** 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 the latest NESDIS bulletin. (

Recent Changes

  • 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
  • 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 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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