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Disclaimer for Experimental Satellite Data Products

Data and images hosted on the STAR webservers are not official NOAA operational products, and are provided only as examples for experimental use by remote sensing researchers, experienced meteorologists, or oceanographers. Although STAR provides "operational" data for some products, the STAR website primarily hosts examples of ongoing experimental product development. STAR pages and data sources may therefore be interrupted, changed, or canceled at any time without notice. STAR websites are not managed to meet operational data standards of uptime or redundant operations.

Some STAR teams provide links to products produced and hosted operationally outside of STAR, and/or use operational data to generate their experimental data products. Such products will be identified as having operational data sources as appropriate. However, STAR websites are provided for use by the public with the understanding that outages, changes, and data unavailability may occur without notice.

Users who are seeking operational satellite data products will find them at NOAA's Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) at

Users are free to use the images or information hosted on this site as they wish, as long as credit is given to the NOAA / NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research.

External Link Disclaimer

The appearance of external links on this World Wide Web site does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/NESDIS/Center for Satellite Applications and Research of external Web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, the Department of Commerce/NOAA does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Commerce/NOAA Web site.

Heartbleed Notice

Recently, you may have heard about a new internet security weakness, known as Heartbleed, which is impacting some websites. There is no indication that Heartbleed has been used against or that any user's personal information has ever been at risk. However, we are asking users to change their current password out of an abundance of caution to ensure the protection of your information.

Data, algorithms, and images presented on STAR websites are intended for experimental use only and are not supported on an operational basis.  More information

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