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Infrared Satellite Images
estimating temperature

Infrared satellite measurements are related to the brightness temperature. For an infrared picture, warmer objects appear darker than colder objects, as in the example below (a composite of data from GOES-8 and GOES-10 satellites).

[Image: example infrared satellite image (118K)]

Terms for using data resources. CD-ROM available.
Credits and Acknowledgments for WW2010.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences (DAS) at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.