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

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GOES-17 (Full Disk)
GOES-17 ("CONUS")
GOES-17 (Alaska)
GOES-16 (Full Disk)
GOES-16 (CONUS)
GOES-16 (Canada)
Himawari-8 (Full Disk)

  These interactive examples demonstrate the concept of parallax from a geostationary orbit, including several questions.


Other Sites
Other GOES-R Series Webapps
GOES-R Series Program web page
GOES-R Series list of links


   Unless otherwise noted, all these webapps are Copyright© 2014 by Tom Whittaker at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Images provided by the SSEC Data Center, Jim Nelson, CIMSS or Tim Schmit, NOAA NESDIS.