Antarctic Meteorological Research Center
What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic. Conditions on and around the Earth’s northern cap affect weather and climate around the globe, particularly in the midlatitudes. After 15 years of providing Antarctic satellite image composites, AMRC now provides similar composites of the Arctic. These images facilitate investigations and analyses of conditions on and around the Arctic.
AMRC generates a new composite image every three hours, or synoptic hour, creating a total of eight images per day. Most satellite images included in the composite were procured within 15 minutes of the top of the synoptic hour. No image is more than +/- 50 minutes from the top of the synoptic hour. Satellites used to generate the composite can include: POES/NOAA, GOES -East and –West, METOSAT, MTSAT, FY-2, Kalpana-1, and Terra/Aqua.
The Arctic composites are available at no cost. However, we request that any use of the data acknowledged as from: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison (or SSEC, UW-Madison if short on space). This project is funded by the Arctic Natural Science Program, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation Grant ARC-0713843.
Disclaimer: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grants No. ARC-0713843. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Science Foundation.