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To keep a particular feature in the same place to your screen (i.e. storm-relative):

  1. Move to an image/timestamp with the feature you want to follow
  2. Click the feature in that image
  3. Move to a different image/timestamp with the same feature you want to follow
  4. Click the same feature in that image

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SLIDER: Satellite Loop Interactive Data Explorer in Real-time

The recent launches of the GOES-16 and Himawari-8 satellites bring with them immense data sets of satellite imagery, and new visualization tools are needed to facilitate their exploration. To that end, the Satellite Loop Interactive Data Explorer in Real-time (SLIDER) web application was recently developed by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) in partnership with the Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB; a branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)), located at Colorado State University (CSU). SLIDER provides full-resolution, standard and value-added imagery products from GOES-16 and Himawari-8 to both the scientific community and the general public. All development work was done by Kevin Micke with advice from and consultation with many colleagues within RAMMB and CIRA.

SLIDER is currently in public beta.

Quick guides explaining many of the derived products and native bands available on SLIDER can be found at: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/quick_guides/

More info on the native imagery bands from NOAA's GOES-R series of satellites including GOES-16 is available at: https://www.goes-r.gov/education/ABI-bands-quick-info.html

Feedback/Questions

Please read through the help information below. If you still have questions about SLIDER after reading below, or if you have any feedback you'd like to share, please email cira_slider AT mail.colostate.edu.

Basic Features

Advanced Features

Performance Tips

Keyboard Shortcuts

Basic Controls

Imagery Selection

To add or change imagery using the dropdown menus, tap the keyboard shortcuts below, use Up/Down to select the option you'd like, and then press Enter to confirm your selection:

Advanced Controls

Zoom Controls

Mouse Shortcuts