GOES-East/West Satellite Derived Wind Products

High Density Winds Available Every 3 Hours



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Welcome to the GOES Experimental High Density Winds Page, Maintained by the Forecast Products Development Team (FPDT), Office of Research and Applications (ORA), NOAA/NESDIS (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service). Science methodologies for the derivation of the high density wind estimates from GOES satellite data are developed jointly by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and NOAA/NESDIS/STAR in Washington, DC.

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Eastern U.S. and Atlantic Coverage, Including 9 Mid-Latitude and Tropical Sectors

Western U.S. and NH Pacific Coverage, Including 9 Mid-Latitude and Tropical Sectors


Storm Centered Winds (Tropical Cyclone Events Only)



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Wind data available in digital file format via FTP
GIF images of high density winds
Legend for wind displays.
Information on GOES high density winds

Verification related links:

GOES-East Radiosonde Match Vector Plots (12Z IR Cloud Drift Winds)
GOES-East Radiosonde Match Vector Plots (12Z WV Winds--Cloud)
GOES-East Radiosonde Match Vector Plots (12Z WV Winds--Clear Air)
Verification Time Series

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Autoregistration Statistics


GIF Images of GOES High Density Winds

 

GOES-East  (75W Longitude)

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GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor
GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift
GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift
GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor
GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift
GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-East U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift


GOES-West (135W Longitude)

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GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Water Vapor
GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Cloud Drift
GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West HEMISPHERIC Visible Cloud Drift
GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Water Vapor
GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Cloud Drift
GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift GOES-West U.S. MERCATOR Visible Cloud Drift

Cloud Drift Wind Vector Key:

 100hPa - 400hPa (Approximate Height of 16KM - 7KM or 52,000 Feet - 23,000 Feet)
 400hPa - 700hPa (Approximate Height of 7KM - 3KM or 23,000 Feet - 10,000 Feet
 Below 700hPa (Approximate Height of 3KM or 10,000 Feet)

Water Vapor Wind Vector Key:

100hPa - 250hPa (Approximate Height of 16KM - 10KM or 52,000 Feet - 33,000 Feet)
250hPa - 350hPa (Approximate Height of 10KM - 8KM or 33,000 Feet - 26,000 Feet)
 350hPa - 550hPa(Approximate Height of 8KM - 5KM or 26,000 Feet - 16,000 Feet
 

DIGITAL High Density Wind Files

High density wind vectors in McIDAS MD file and ASCII formats.
GOES-West Cloud Drift Winds FTP Files
GOES-West Visible Cloud Drift Winds FTP Files
GOES-West Water Vapor Winds FTP Files
GOES-East Cloud Drift Winds FTP Files
GOES-East Visible Cloud Drift Winds FTP Files
GOES-East Water Vapor Winds FTP Files

General Information on Winds Production and Image Interpretation.

Obtain more information on GOES High Density Winds Derivation by Gray et al, 1996

Recent Changes to the Winds Production System


For more information contact:
Henry F. Drahos, Team Leader, FPDT  hdrahos@nesdis.noaa.gov

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Latest Update 07/02/02