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GOES-East - Sector view: Gulf of Mexico - GeoColor

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GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1811 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1811 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1816 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1816 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1821 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1821 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1826 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1826 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1831 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1831 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1836 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1836 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1841 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1841 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1846 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1846 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1851 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1851 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1856 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1856 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1901 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1901 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1906 UTC
GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night - 18 Oct 2021 - 1906 UTC Latitude / Longitude grid
 

About GeoColor

GeoColor is a multispectral product composed of True Color (using a simulated green component) during daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database derived from the VIIRS Day Night Band.

GeoColor was developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and the STAR Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB). For a full description of the algorithm, please see this article.

Please credit CIRA/NOAA when using GeoColor imagery.

NOTE: Lighted areas shown in nighttime images are not real-time depictions of city lights. The layer is derived from a compilation of JPSS VIIRS Day Night Band images and is included for orientation purposes.

• For more details, see the CIRA GeoColor Product Quick Guide, (PDF, 1.24 MB)

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