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.
National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center
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.
The products shown below are produced by NOAA. These are examples of some of the different types of products that are generated. Please visit the web sites listed in the Related Links section to get the latest products.
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Total Ozone Product
Icebergs in Antarctica
Snow and Sea Ice Product
AVHRR and AMSUs
Heat signatures and smoke from Pine, Foothill, and Crown Fires Los Angeles County, CA
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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