Non-GOES Geostationary Archive


The online archive is an ADDE server to be accessed using McIDAS.

It is not intended for real-time access or data processing. Use it as a source for data no longer available from real-time only.

All SSEC Data Center NONGOES archive data are available on server GEOARC.SSEC.WISC.EDU (IP 128.104.109.243)

To use the online archive:

  • You must have a valid McIDAS user login and project number
  • You must use the keyword DAY= on your ADDE commands
  • Non-GOES Geostationary Archive ADDE Datasets





    Satellite
    Description
    Valid Dates
    ADDE Group
    Descriptor(s) Information
    Meteosat 3
    50° West
    source data are in Open MTP format

    75° West
    source data are in Open MTP format

    VIS images contain missing data values every other line, causing the appearance of striping or white images when viewed via McIDAS, depending on the center point and magnification of the data requested.
    August 1, 1992 - January 31, 1993


    February 21, 1993 - May 31, 1995

    No data from January 1, 1994 - February 28, 1994
    AMET03
    Descriptor
    Info
    PDUS Data Types
    Resolution
    MTP-ALL
    All datasets and coverages
    AV AI AV AW
    2.25 - 4.5 km
    VIS
    Full disk Visible
    AV
    2.25 km
    IR
    Full Disk IR channel 8
    AI
    4.5 km
    WV
    Full Disk WV channel 10
    AW
    4.5 km


    Satellite
    Description
    Valid Dates
    ADDE Group
    Descriptor(s) Information
    Meteosat 5 63° East
    source data are in PDUS format

    Use this dataset when you want to pull data that is only source PDUS


    March 8, 1999 - May 15, 2006
    AMET05
    Descriptor Info PDUS Data Types Resolution
    PDUS-ALL Full Disk High Res & Low Res X sectors AV AI AW AIV AIW AIVW AIVH XW XI XVH 4.5-9 km
    PDUS-FD Full Disk High Res AI AW AIV AIW AIVW AIVH 4.5 km
    PDUS-LX Low Res X sectors XW XI XVH 9 km
    63° East
    source data are in Open MTP format
    Use this dataset when you want to pull data that is only source OpenMTP
    August 30, 2005 - January 25, 2007 AMET05
    Descriptor Data Types Resolution
    MTP-ALL All visible and IR 2.25-4.5 km
    MTP-FD BAND= 8 or 10 4.5 km
    MTP-FD BAND=1 2.25 km


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    Meteosat 6
    0° East
    source data are in PDUS format

    January 17, 2000 - January 20, 2000 AMET06
    Descriptor
    Info
    PDUS Data Types
    Resolution
    ALL
    All datasets and coverages
    AV AI AW AIV AIW AIVW AIVH BV BI BW BIV BIW BIVW
    2.25 - 4.5 km
    FD
    Full disk coverage
    AV AI AW AIV AIW AIVW AIVH
    4.5 km
    FDHV
    Full Disk Visible only (Once Daily at 11:30 UTC)
    AV
    2.25 km
    B
    European Sector
    BV BI BW BIV BIW BIVW
    4.5 km


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    Meteosat 7 0° East
    source data are in PDUS format

    Use this dataset when you want to pull data that is ONLY source PDUS
    March 5, 1999 - May 15, 2006

    No PDUS data from September 29, 2003 - January 19, 2004
    AMET07
    Descriptor
    Info
    PDUS Data Types
    Resolution
    PDUS-ALL
    All datasets and coverages
    AV AI AW AIV AIW AIVW AIVH BV BI BW BIV BIW BIVW
    2.25 - 4.5 km
    PDUS-FD
    Full disk coverage
    AV AI AW AIV AIW AIVW AIVH
    4.5 km
    PDUS-FDHV
    Full Disk Visible only (Once Daily at 11:30 UTC)
    AV
    2.25 km
    PDUS-B
    European Sector
    BV BI BW BIV BIW BIVW
    4.5 km
    57° East
    source data are in Open MTP format
    Use this dataset when you want to pull data that is ONLY source Open MTP
    January 25, 2007 - Present AMET07
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    MTP-ALL
    All visible and IR 2.25-4.5 KM
    MTP-FD
    BAND=8 or 10
    4.5 KM
    MTP-FD
    BAND=1
    2.25 KM
    0° East
    source data pulled from ESPC in AREA format
    Use this dataset when you want to pull data that is ONLY source AREA
    September 28, 2003 - January 20, 2004 AMET07
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    AREA-ALL Full Disk All Bands
    4.5 KM
    AREA-FD Full Disk All Bands
    4.5 KM



    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    Meteosat 8
    0° East
    SEVERI data,
    source data in MSG HRIT format


    April 8, 2004 - April 10, 2007

    Warning: Data prior to June 2008 is for qualitative purposes only.

    AMET08
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    FD
    Full disk coverage Channels 1-11
    3 km
    HRV
    Broadband Visible Channel 12
    1 km


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    Meteosat 9
    0° East
    SEVERI data,
    source data in MSG HRIT format


    April 11, 2007 - January 21, 2013

    Warning: Data prior to June 2008 is for qualitative purposes only.

    AMET09
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    FD
    Full disk coverage Channels 1-11
    3 km
    HRV
    Broadband Visible Channel 12
    1 km


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    Meteosat 10
    0° West
    SEVERI data,
    source data in MSG HRIT format


    December 13, 2012 - present AMET10
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    FD
    Full disk coverage Channels 1-11
    3 km
    HRV
    Broadband Visible Channel 12
    1 km


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    GMS 1
    140° East
    Source data in AREA format
    November 30, 1978 - December 1, 1979 Not yet available from archive
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    ALL
    All Full Disk data
    1.25-5 km
    FDIR
    Full Disk IR channels 2-4
    5 km
    FDVIS
    Full Disk Visible Channel 1
    1.25 km


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    GMS 5
    140° East
    Source data in AREA format
    November 9, 1998 - May 21, 2003 AGMS05
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    ALL
    All Full Disk data
    1.25-5 km
    FDIR
    Full Disk IR channels 2-4
    5 km
    FDVIS
    Full Disk Visible Channel 1
    1.25 km


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    MTSAT 1R 140° East
    HiRID data in AREA format
    Note Resolutions are Different than HRIT
    July 5, 2005 - October 26, 2007 AMTSAT01
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    HIRID-ALL All Coverages and Channels
    1.25 km Visible Channel 1

    5 km Infrared Channels 2-5
    HIRID-FD Full Disk , all Channels
    HIRID-FDIR Full Disk, IR channels only
    HIRID-VIS Full Disk, Visible Channel only
    140° East
    HRIT format
    Note Resolutions are different than HiRID
    September 15, 2007 - Present

    MTSAT-1R replaced MTSAT-2 from...
  •     10/07/2010 - 12/22/2010 - due to ground station malfunction
  •     08/03/2011 - 08/16/2011 - due to ground station malfunction
  •     11/01/2011 - 12/26/2011 - due to ground station maintenance
  •     10/18/2012 - 12/26/2012 - due to ground station maintenance
  •     10/22/2013 - 12/19/2013 - due to ground station maintenance
  • AMTSAT01
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    HRIT-ALL All Coverages
    1 km Visible Channel 1

    4 km Infrared Channels 2-5
    HRIT-FD Full Disk
    HRIT-NH Northern Hemisphere
    HRIT-SH Southern Hemisphere
    HRIT-OTHER Other


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    MTSAT-2
    140 East
    HiRID data in AREA format
    June 4, 2007 - June 6, 2007

    MTSAT-2 replaced MTSAT-1R from 06/05/2007 - 06/06/2007 due to ground station maintenance
    AMTSAT02
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    ALL
    All Coverages and Channels 1.25 km Visible Channel 1

    5 km Infrared Channels 2-5
    FD
    Full Disk , all Channels
    FDIR
    Full Disk, IR channels only
    FDVIS
    Full Disk, Visible Channel only
    145° East
    HRIT format
    Note Resolutions are different than HiRID
    July 1, 2010 - October 22, 2013

    December 19, 2013 - December 4, 2015


    MTSAT-2 replaced MTSAT-1R from 11/16/2009 - 11/27/2009 due to problem with GOES-1R satellite
    AMTSAT02
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    HRIT-ALL
    All Coverages
    1 km Visible Channel 1

    4 km Infrared Channels 2-5
    HRIT-FD
    Full Disk
    HRIT-NH
    Northern
    Hemisphere
    HRIT-SH
    Southern
    Hemisphere
    HRIT-OTHER
    Other


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    Himawari-8
    140° East
    Source data in HSD format


    July 7 2015 - present AHIM08
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    ALL
    All Himawari8 data
    1 km Channels 1,2 and 4

    0.5 km Channel 3

    2 km Channels 5-16
    FD
    Full Disk Himawari8 data
    JAPAN
    Japan Sector Himawari8 (not yet available)
    TARGET
    Target Sector Himawari8 data


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    Kalpana
    74° East
    Source data are in hdf format

    December 5, 2004 - August 31, 2009

    No data from March 31, 2007 - June 3, 2007
    AKALPANA
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    ALL
    FD and ABBR-FD
    2 km Visible Channel 1

    8 km IR Channel 2-3
    FD
    Full Disk
    ABBR-FD
    Abbreviated Full Disk
    74° East
    Source data are in hdf (version 5) format

    October 14, 2010 - present AKALH5
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    ALL
    FD
    2 km Visible Channel 1

    8 km IR Channel 2-3
    FD
    Full Disk


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    FY-2C
    105° East
    Source data are in AREA format
    June 25, 2005 - November 24, 2009 AFY2C
    Descriptor Info Resolution
    ALL
    All Coverages and Channels 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    5 km IR Channels 2-5
    VIS
    Visible Channel only 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    IR
    IR Channels only
    5 km IR Channels 2-5
    CH1
    Channel 1 only all coverages
    1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    CH2
    Channel 2 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 2
    CH3
    Channel 3 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 3
    CH4
    Channel 4 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 4
    CH5
    Channel 5 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 5


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    FY-2D
    86° East
    Source data are in AREA format
    August 27, 2007 - June 30 2015
    (Bad navigation from January 4, 2012 - February 12, 2013)
    AFY2D
    Descriptor Info Resolution
    ALL All Coverages and Channels 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    5 km IR Channels 2-5
    VIS Visible Channel only 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    IR IR Channels only 5 km IR Channels 2-5
    CH1 Channel 1 only all coverages 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    CH2 Channel 2 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 2
    CH3 Channel 3 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 3
    CH4 Channel 4 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 4
    CH5 Channel 5 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 5


    Satellite Description Valid Dates ADDE Group Descriptor(s) Information
    FY-2E
    105° East
    Source data are in AREA format
    November 25, 2009 - June 3 2015 AFY2E
    Descriptor Info Resolution
    ALL All Coverages and Channels 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    5 km IR Channels 2-5
    VIS Visible Channel only 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    IR IR Channels only 5 km IR Channels 2-5
    CH1 Channel 1 only all coverages 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    CH2 Channel 2 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 2
    CH3 Channel 3 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 3
    CH4 Channel 4 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 4
    CH5 Channel 5 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 5
    86.5° East
    source data are in AREA format
    July 1 2015 - present AFY2E
    Descriptor Info Resolution
    ALL All Coverages and Channels 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    5 km IR Channels 2-5
    VIS Visible Channel only 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    IR IR Channels only 5 km IR Channels 2-5
    CH1 Channel 1 only all coverages 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    CH2 Channel 2 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 2
    CH3 Channel 3 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 3
    CH4 Channel 4 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 4
    CH5 Channel 5 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 5


    Satellite
    Description
    Valid Dates
    ADDE Group
    Descriptor(s) Information
    FY-2G
    105° East
    source data are in AREA format
    June 3 2015 - present AFY2G
    Descriptor Info Resolution
    ALL All Coverages and Channels 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    5 km IR Channels 2-5
    VIS Visible Channel only 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    IR IR Channels only 5 km IR Channels 2-5
    CH1 Channel 1 only all coverages 1.25 km Visible Channel 1
    CH2 Channel 2 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 2
    CH3 Channel 3 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 3
    CH4 Channel 4 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 4
    CH5 Channel 5 only all coverages 5 km IR Channel 5

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    Satellite
    Description
    Valid Dates
    ADDE Group
    Descriptor(s) Information
    COMS
    128° West
    source data are in HRIT format
    June 6, 2012 - present ACOMS
    Descriptor
    Info
    Resolution
    ALL All datasets and coverages
    1 km Visible Band 1;

    4.25 km IR Bands 2-5
    ENH Extended Northern Hemisphere
    FD Full Disk
    1 km Visible Band 1;
    4 km IR Bands 2-5


    Updated: December 7 2015