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Arctic Satellite Composite Imagery - Water Vapor

The Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison generates a water vapor (~6.7 microns) Arctic satellite composite imagery. Using a mosaic of all satellite data available allows the benefits of both the timeliness and routine observations of geostationary satellites as well as the high latitude coverage of the polar orbiting satellites. The Arctic composites are made every three hours (synoptic hour) creating a total of eight images per day. No image is more than +/- 50 minutes from the top of the synoptic hour. Geostationary and Polar orbiting satellites used to generate the composite can include: GOES -East and �West, METOSAT, MTSAT, FY-2, Kalpana-1, and Terra/Aqua.

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