GOES 9/10/12 Hot Spot Images
With acknowledgments to
Naval Research Laboratory Satellite Applications Group
headed by Jeff Hawkins
for GOES data preprocessing and access.
The Remote Sensing Data Analysis Service (RSDAS, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Plymouth, UK)
headed by Dr Peter Miller (wwwrsdas@unixmail.npm.ac.uk)
for AVHRR data preprocessing and access.

     Aloha! Welcome to the GOES 9/10/12 Hotspot Images web site hosted by the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, at the University of Hawai'i.
     We are currently posting the most recent GOES-9, GOES-10 and GOES-12 images for selected sites in the Western Hemisphere. Each site is imaged by a GOES satellite an average of once every 15 minutes. These image data are made directly available to us by the Naval Research Laboratory, enabling our images to be updated at that frequency. Allowing for data transfer and processing time, our most current images are usually 10-30 minutes old when displayed.
     Six GOES image products are presented for each site. The purpose of the different images is to highlight various atmospheric and thermal features. Some sites contain additional information on the radiance (energy output) of specific areas of interest, such as an active volcano. Three and a half day mpeg movies are available for image products highlighted by a blue border. Click on these highlighted images to view the corresponding movie. For a description of how we produce these image products please read our image product descriptions page.
     Use caution when interpreting these images. The strong temperature difference between land and water may generate false hotspots along coastlines.
     Note that by adjusting the width of your browser page the images can be viewed side-by-side for easier comparison. While we make every effort to maintain our server at close to 100% reliability, we regret that sometimes these images and movies may temporarily be unavailable.
     Viewed this welcome message and don't need to see it anymore? Then bookmark our quick start page at http://goes.higp.hawaii.edu/goes.shtml to go straight to the current GOES hotspot images on your next visit! You can always return to this Welcome page through the 'Return to Main' link near the bottom of each page.


GOES Image Viewer OR Specific Volcanoes

Hawaiian Islands

Big Island of Hawai'i

Galapagos Islands

Eastern Pacific Ocean


West Africa

Current Coverage

Alaska West

Alaska East



Eastern US - Maine


Arizona/Nevada/Colorado/New Mexico

Mexico West

Mexico East

Central America

Colombia and Ecuador


South Peru and North Chile

Central Chile

South Chile

New Zealand

About These Images

GOES 9/10/12 Hotspot Images  

Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology,
School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology,
University of Hawai'i

Web Curator: Eric Pilger pilger@higp.hawaii.edu
Your comments and suggestions are appreciated!

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20:33:04 Tuesday 09 February 1999 GMT

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