Google Earth Imagery at SSEC
Satellite images provide a dramatic view of our Earth and its atmosphere. For timely views of winter weather in Wisconsin or wild fires in California, Google Earth users can now access the most recent high quality satellite images generated at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center. Unlike other satellite images accessible in Google Earth interface, the Center’s images show the natural colors of the Earth’s surface, and are available less than one hour after receiving the data from the satellite instrumentation.
The Space Science and Engineering Center has two types of satellite images formatted for use in Google Earth: high-resolution images of the United States and coarser resolution images that cover more of the globe. Using the Google Earth interface, users see the latest satellite views of the Rockies before a skiing trip or of the latest storm brewing over the ocean.
SSEC Google Earth Imagery index: http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/
MODIS images: http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/
AVHRR images: http://ge.ssec.wisc.edu/avhrr/
Google Earth is a powerful, interactive tool that allows users to access a wealth of geographic information and imagery from a personal computer.