The Satellite ClOud and Radiation Property retrieval System (SatCORPS) is a
comprehensive set of algorithms designed to retrieve cloud information from
operational and research meteorological satellite imager data. The SatCORPS
algorithms have been adapted to utilize imagery from polar-orbiting,
geostationary, and precessing-orbit satellites using dedicated satellite
intercalibration and spectral correction efforts. This website provides
real-time access to cloud retrieval information. This information, in addition
to being available in real-time and near-real-time for dedicated and part-time
users, expands the frontiers of knowledge and understanding by providing
critical data for research in various disciplines. These datasets are available
to the American public in the form of both imagery and data-mining-ready binary
files. The generation and distribution of these datasets are supported by the
NASA CERES and various NASA ROSES programs, as well as the Department of Energy
ARM and ASR Programs.
Satellite Imagery and Cloud Product Viewers: Select a domain from the table below to access the satellite channel imagery and cloud products.
Cloud products are derived with VISST/SIST algorithm.
Blue Cell: Real-time domain White Cell: Discontinued/historical domain
Real-time and Historical Satellite Imagery Loops:
The links from the table below provide access to the real-time (blue cells) and historical image loops for various satellites.
Java Applets may not work correctly. Please check the
Java Applet Notes
from Tom Whittaker if you have difficulty viewing the images.
Cloud Products derived at Ground Sites
ARM-NSA & SHEBA Products
- Radiation and Cloud Products from satellite data during SHEBA/FIRE-ACE
Browse Data - You can browse data files directly using this link.