About this blog
The intent of this blog is to serve as an easily-searchable (by Category, Date or Keyword) library of meteorological cases from 2006 to present, showcasing a variety of satellite images 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/recent weather events (or commemorating notable historic events) will be featured, along with other pertinent information to provide some meteorological context. This blog replaces the CIMSS GOES Gallery, which was a less comprehensive collection of events from 1994-2006.
The images and animations found on this blog are in the public domain, and free to use — however, if you choose to use them for media or publications, we ask that you credit CIMSS / University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The majority of the satellite images posted on this blog are created using one or more of the following sources:
- SSEC Satellite Data Services, processed using McIDAS
- AWIPS workstations at CIMSS
- The SSEC MODIS Direct Broadcast, SSEC MODIS Today and VIIRS Today sites
- The CIMSS Tropical Cyclones site
- SSEC RealEarth
Most of the image animations posted are in the Animated GIF and/or MP4 formats; in some earlier cases, either the Java applet AniS, YouTube, or QuickTime was used for some of the longer — and larger file size — animations (see additional information on the Java and QuickTime animations).
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the CIMSS Satellite Blog, feel free to send us email.