• Please note:  This site will continue to display GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) imagery until the satellite’s decommissioning. GOES-15 (GOES-West Backup) operations (originally scheduled to continue only through early July 2019) has been extended at least through December 31, 2019. To view imagery from the operational GOES East (GOES-16) and GOES West (GOES-17) satellites, users may visit https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes/.

    NOAA GOES Geostationary Satellite Server
    NOAA GOES Geostationary Satellite Server

    Image Enhancement Information

    Abbreviation Label Enhancement Descriptions:
    AVN AVN Aviation color enhancement
    BD Dvorak Dvorak enhancement - used for Tropical Classifications with the Dvorak Technique
    FT Funktop Funktop enhancement - developed by Ted Funk to highlight intense areas of precipitation
    JSL JSL JSL2 enhancement - developed by Jim Lynch to bring out low level and high level clouds in tropical cyclones
    IR2 Shortwave (IR2) Channel 2 Shortwave Infrared imagery - Shortwave, sometimes considered "night visible"
    IR2F Fire (IR2) Infrared Channel 2 with the standard fire enhancement to show hot spot activity
    IR2H Fire Hot Infrared Channel 2 with enhancemnet for the hot summer season
    IR2W Fire Winter Infrared Channel 2 with enhancement for the cool winter season
    IR4 None Unenhanced Channel 4 Infrared Imagery
    RB Rainbow Rainbow enhancement curve - Colorful enhancement for a vivid data image.
    RBTOP Rainbow New variation on the Rainbow enhancement curve - Colorful enhancement
    RGB RGB Combination of Visible and Infrared using a three channel technique to form a Red/Green/Blue false color image.
    VIS Visible Unenhanced Visible imagery that usually transitions to Infrared Channel 2 overnight
    WV Water Vapor Infrared Channel 3