The POES collect global data on cloud cover; surface conditions such as ice, snow, and vegetation; atmospheric temperatures; and moisture, aerosol, and ozone distributions; and collect and relay information from fixed and moving data platforms. The instruments carried by POES measure energy levels in specific wavelengths, which are telemetered to the ground and input into complex software that generate the products.
delivers weather and climate-related satellite data, images and products - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
produces high-resolution, detailed imagery of significant environmental events which are visible in remotely-sensed data.
deliver climate prediction, monitoring, and diagnostic products for timescales from weeks to years to the Nation and the global community for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the economy.
manages and directs the operation of the central ground facilities which ingest, process, and distribute environmental satellite data and derived products to domestic and foreign users.
The products shown below are produced by NOAA. These are examples of some of the different types of products that are generated.
Total Ozone Product
Icebergs in Antarctica
Snow and Sea Ice Product
AVHRR and AMSUs
Heat signatures and smoke
Auroral Oval Northern Hemisphere
Total Precipitable Water
NESDIS AVHRR Outgoing Longwave Radiative (OLR)
Global Atmospheric Temperature Profiles
NOAA-16, AMSU-A, HIRS, and AVHRR
Snow Cover Plains and Midwest
NOAA-16, AVHRR (HRPT)
Green Vegetation Fraction for North America
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