1. Mick West

    Matching GOES-16 or other Geostationary Satellite Views in Google Earth

    Geostationary satellites view from the equator, so the image of, for Example, California is distorted. However we can tweak a KML file in GE to give us this approximate viewpoint, allowing us to overlay GPS tracks of planes and compare against the GOES-16 view...
  2. Mick West

    Tracking the Contrail of ANA173 with GOES-16 Images

    http://rammb-slider.cira.colostate.edu/ The GOES-16 Satellite takes an 121 Megapixel image of the Earth every 15 minutes. This makes it idealy suited for viewing the contrails of planes. With the frequent imagery you can often see the contrail in the process of forming, like this one which just...
  3. Mick West

    GOES-16 Satellite Images of Contrails

    https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/content/goes-16-image-gallery GOES-16 is a new geostationary satellite with a high resolution camera. This is an interesting development for contrail spotters as it can potentially supply sequences of images that are similar in quality of MODIS Terra/Aqua with only...