About this blog

August 28th, 2006 |

The intent of this blog is to serve as an easily-searchable (by Category, date or keyword) library of meteorological cases, showcasing a variety of satellite imagery and products that are available to (and/or created by) scientists and researchers at NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), located at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) . Interesting and/or educational satellite images that are relevant to current (or recent) weather events will be shown and discussed.

The majority of the satellite images posted on this blog are created using one or more of the following sources:

  1. SSEC Satellite Data Services, processed using McIDAS
  2. AWIPS workstations at CIMSS
  3. The SSEC MODIS Direct Broadcast and SSEC MODIS Today sites
  4. The CIMSS Tropical Cyclones site
  5. SSEC RealEarth

Most of the image animations are created using the Animated GIF format or the Java applet AniS, but MP4, YouTube, and QuickTime is used for some of the longer (and larger file size) animations (see additional information on the Java and QuickTime animations).

Funding for work on the CIMSS Satellite Blog includes projects such as VISIT, SHyMet, and the GOES-R Proving Ground.

The images contained on this blog are in the public domain; however, if you choose to use them for any publications, we ask that you give credit to the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), University of Wisconsin – Madison.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about the CIMSS Satellite Blog, feel free to send us email.

You can also follow @CIMSS_Satellite on Twitter, for other examples of satellite imagery that might not necessarily get posted on this blog.

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