Collaborations with Global
Real-Time Weather Satellite Imagery
This page is your link to realtime collaborations with weather satellite
imagery from around the world as received and processed by
SSEC Data Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
VISITview - a teletraining and collaboration tool developed
for NOAA at SSEC/CIMSS.
Read this first!
Click one of the links below, and after the applet comes up you
will see a Dialog Box where you may choose to join an existing
collaboration (be sure it is for the same data type,
though!!) or start your own.
The VISITview controls are at the bottom of the display. To get
started, click the red Next button. (A complete
description of the controls can be found
The images are large, but we have created a viewing 'portal' that
is 640x480, so after the image sequence is loaded,
you can roam around the image
by holding the Shift key while 'dragging' the mouse. (During
a collaboration, after you roam around and release the mouse
button, everyone's screen changes to that view.)
For some of the collaborations, we have included high-quality
images (the page labels say Hi-Q on them). These images
are much better for zooming and colorizing (enhancing):w
A Quick Help screen is available by keying Alt + ?
(hold Alt key and click the ? key). Click any other key to
When you're collaborating with VISITview, any actions you do on
the screen will be shown on everyone elses. So...pick a
satellite, call your friends, and ...
VISITview Home Page