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Weather Satellites in Orbit (updated 2012)

This visualization showcases the five weather satellites that create NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) products. The five geosynchronous satellites are: GOES-13, GOES-15, Meteosat-7, Meteosat-9 and MTSAT-2.

This is updated version of entry: #3781: Weather Satellites in Orbit (completed in 2010)



Visualization Credits

Helen-Nicole Kostis (USRA): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Eric C. Brown De Colstoun (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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Data Used:
Terra and Aqua/MODIS/Blue Marble: Next Generation also referred to as: BMNG
The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).
CPC (Climate Prediction Center) Cloud Composite
Data Compilation - Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Global cloud cover from multiple satellites
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

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Earth Science Week

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SVS >> Climate
SVS >> Earth
SVS >> Satellite
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Climate Indicators
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Atmosphere >> Clouds
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GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version