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NOAA In Space Collection
Catalog of Images

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An artist's conception of a fully integrated environmental monitoring system including satellites, balloons, ships, aircraft, buoys, and data reception and processing facilities.
1965 Circa
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Graphic of the TIROS wheel satellite
1961 Circa
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Graphic showing difference of coverage of inclined orbit satellite versus polar orbit satellite.
1961 Circa
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Graphic showing space-oriented TIROS satellite. Illustrates that camera pointing into space half of time.
1961 Circa
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Graphic of TIROS meteorological satellite system showing components and photo products.
1961 Circa
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Graphic showing expected coverage of two TIROS satellites in orbit at same time. Note furthest north and south coverage of inclined orbit satellites.
1961 Circa
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Graphic of TIROS II orbital path and examples of data products.
1961 Circa
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Graphic of phenomena measured by TIROS II infrared sensors.
1961 Circa
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Graphic of Improved TIROS Operational System (ITOS) satellite. satellite series orbital parameters and sensors.
1970 Circa
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Graphic of Improved TIROS Operational System (ITOS) satellite system data flow.
1970 Circa
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TIROS M mechanical and thermal test model. TIROS M was known more widely as ITOS 1.
1970 Circa
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An early TIROS satellite - later models had cameras mounted on sides.
1960 Circa
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An early TIROS satellite - later models had cameras mounted on sides.
1960 Circa
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An early TIROS satellite - later models had cameras mounted on sides.
1960 Circa
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TIROS satellite mated to rocket for launching.
1960 Circa
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Graphic of ITOS satellite series - included ITOS-1, and NOAA-2 to NOAA-5. ITOS-1 also known as TIROS M.
1970 Circa
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Graphic of TIROS M, also known as ITOS-1.
1970 Circa
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ESSA 3 and ESSA 4, satellites of the TIROS Operational System.
1966 Circa
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Conceptual diagram of ATS, the Applications Technology Satellite series. These satellites were forerunners of the GOES satellite system.
1961 Circa
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An Improved TIROS Operational System (ITOS)satellite prior to launch.
1970 Circa
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Graphic of ITOS satellite series - included ITOS-1, and NOAA-2 to NOAA-5. ITOS-1 also known as TIROS M.
1970 Circa
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An ITOS satellite being readied for launch.
1970 Circa
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TIROS VI image of a large southern hemisphere extratropical cyclone centered at 39 S, 101E in the Indian Ocean.
1962 December 29
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Map of TIROS II infrared imagery with accompanying cloud analysis. TIROS II was the first meteorological satellite to carry infra-red remote sensing instruments
1961 Circa
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Among the most famous of early satellite weather photographs. This image showed an apparently square cloud and a cloud system which enlarged bringing hailstones and tornadoes to central Oklahoma. A TIROS I image.
Oklahoma 1960 May 02
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Composite photograph of northwestern United States from Puget Sound to Lake Superior. Images taken by TIROS IV on Orbit 895 R/O 895
Northwestern United States 1962 April 11
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TIROS V, launched June 19, 1962, captures an image of Typhoon Ruth showing distinct eye.
1962 August
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Titled "TIROS fills a void for World Weather Watch." This image show composite imagery in the southern ocean with accompanying weather map and analysis.
Antarctica 1962 Circa
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Surface weather map of Pacific frontal storm derived from TIROS I data.
1960 May 19-20
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First complete view of the World's weather as seen from TIROS IX.
1965 February 13
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An early infra-red image attempting to map the Gulf Stream off the eastern United States.
1968 Circa
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An early infra-red image attempting to map the Gulf Stream off the eastern United States.
1968 Circa
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Sea ice analysis in the Gulf of St. Lawrence showing dramatic change in one week
Canada, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1961 March
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Contoured sea surface temperature map of the Southern Hemisphere. Derived from ITOS-1 data.
1970 September 6-8
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Contoured sea surface temperature map of the Northern Hemisphere. Derived from ITOS-1 data.
1970 September 6-8
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Photograph of a Pacific atoll taken by an astronaut.
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Launch of TIROS I by a Thor-Able rocket. This was the first meteorological satellite launched into orbit.
Florida, Cape Canaveral 1960 April 01
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Photographs received from TIROS I on second orbit showed Gulf of St. Lawrence and St. Lawrence River to the left. Gray areas in Gulf were interpreted to be ice by Dr. Harry Wexler of the Weather Bureau. This was first interpretation of sea ice, a major function of satellite imaging today. Monthly Weather Review, May 1960, p. 182.
Canada, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1960 April 01
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Mosaic of narrow-angle pictures taken at 10-sec. intervals. First day of TIROS I operation. Monthly Weather Review, October 1961, p. 376.
1960 April 01 2030 to 2033 GMT.
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Two overlapping TIROS I images showing extratropical cyclone centered over southeastern Nebraska. Associated cold front extends south into Gulf of Mexico . Monthly Weather Review, March 1961, p. 80.
Over central United States 1960 April 01
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Two overlapping TIROS I images showing extratropical cyclone centered over southeastern Nebraska. Associated cold front extends south into Gulf of Mexico . Monthly Weather Review, September-December 1960, p. 317.
1960 April 01
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Two overlapping TIROS I images showing extratropical cyclone centered about 400 miles west of Ireland. Monthly Weather Review, March 1961, p. 80.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern 1960 April 02
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TIROS I image of extratropical cyclone centered about 400 miles west of Ireland. This is the same storm shown in image spac0098. Monthly Weather Review, March 1961, p. 81.
Atlantic Ocean, Eastern 1960 April 03
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TIROS I image of extratropical cyclone centered about 800 miles west of Southern California. Monthly Weather Review, March 1960, p. 84.
Eastern Pacific Ocean 1960 April 04
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TIROS I image of tropical storm located north of New Zealand. This is the first tropical storm captured by a meteorological satellite camera. Monthly Weather Review, March 1960, p. 85.
Southwest Pacific Ocean 1960 April 10
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TIROS I image showing cyclone centered at 17W, 45 S in South Atlantic. Monthly Weather Review, July 1961, p. 235.
South Atlantic Ocean 1960 April 28
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Gridded photograph of Frame 7 from the TIROS I pass 659. Cloud masses A and B were associated with severe weather. Cloud mass B spawned tornadoes near the Illinois-Missouri border. Monthly Weather Review, November 1961, p. 449.
United States, Central 1960 May 16
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Gridded photograph of Frame 11 from the TIROS I pass 659. Cloud masses A and B were associated with severe weather. Cloud mass B spawned tornadoes near the Illinois-Missouri border. Monthly Weather Review, November 1961, p. 449.
United States, Central 1960 May 16
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A composite of TIROS III pictures. The main cloud mass located near 12 N, 43 W later developed into Hurricane Anna. The picture projects down on to the map. The dashed lines correlate photography with the cloud interpretation on the map.
Tropical Atlantic Ocean 1961 July 17 near 1440 GMT
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Hurricane Anna at Latitude 14.1N, Longitude 72.4 W. The coast of Colombia is to left of storm and under center cross.
Caribbean Sea 1961 July 21 1555 GMT

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