Satellite images GOES real time

07 February 2017

The GOES satellite provides continuous monitoring of global weather events around the world. The Western hemisphere is removed in the visible and infrared spectrum every day with an interval of 30 minutes.

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Sunlight reflected from the atmosphere, clouds and the Earth's surface. This is why clouds appear white and the ground water cannot be seen in shades of gray or black. One of the main advantages of visible images is that they have higher resolution (about 0.6 km) than the infrared images that allow analysts to distinguish small features in the atmosphere or on the surface. However, since visible imagery is produced by reflected sunlight, they are only available in the daytime. In contrast, infrared satellite images capture the thermal radiation from clouds and the Earth's surface. Because the clouds are colder than earth and water, they can be easily allocated in this survey. This survey is used to determine the intensity of thunderstorms, and the location of fog and low clouds. Moreover, because the infrared image on the basis of thermal radiation and sunlight, these images are available both day and night.

Experts create video NOAA animation of the movement of air masses for the previous 3 days.

Animation of the movement of air masses for the period from 4 to 6 February 2017. Of the Caribbean sea.

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