ICESS AVHRR Ground Station

ICESS operates a SeaSpace TeraScan ground station that automatically receives and processes HRPT telemetry from the AVHRR sensors on board the NOAA polar-orbiting satellites.

We've programmed the TeraScan system to acquire AVHRR imagery transmitted by the NOAA-12 and NOAA-16 satellites. The imagery is then processed into two standard products (sea surface temperature and near-infrared albedo) for two standard regions (southern California and southwestern U.S.)

Our Most Recent AVHRR Images

  • southern California, at 1 km resolution

  • southwestern U.S., at 4 km resolution

    Enhanced SST Images

  • Santa Barbara Channel, at 1 km resolution
  • Southern California, at 1 km resolution


    AVHRR Advanced Very-High Resolution Radiometer
    HRPT High-Resolution Picture Transmission
    IR infrared
    NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    SST sea-surface temperature

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