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Himawari Real-Time Image
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Real-Time Image

Region File Index
Full Disk
Full disk Filelist
Oceania , Pacific Islands
Australia
(110 E, 10 S - 155 E, 45 S)
Filelist
New Zealand
(155 E, 25 S - 170 W, 60 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 1
(130 E, 25 N - 65 E, 5 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 2
(155 E, 20 N - 175 W, 5 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 3
(140 E, 0 - 160 W, 25 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 4
(172 E, 9 S - 167 W, 26 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 5
(156 E, 9 S - 178 E, 26 S
)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 6
(149 E, 1 S - 178 E, 26 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 7
(168 E, 1 N - 170 W, 17 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 8
(172 W, 6 S - 153.5 W, 24.5 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 9
(170 E, 10 N - 153 W, 10.0 S)
Filelist
Pacific Islands 10
(138 E, 3 N - 156.5 W, 15.5 S)
Filelist
Japan, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia
Japan
(115 E, 48 N - 155 E, 22 N)
Filelist
Central Asia
( 70 E, 55 N - 120 E, 25 N)
Filelist
Southeast Asia 1
(80 E, 30 N - 115 E, 0 N)
Filelist
Southeast Asia 2
(105 E, 30 N - 140 E, 0 N)
Filelist
Southeast Asia 3
(90 E, 10 N - 145 E, 15 S)
Filelist
South Asia
(70 E, 30 N - 100 E, 0 N)
Filelist
High-Resolution Asia
High-Resolution Asia 1
(99 E, 16 N - 110E, 7 N)
Filelist
High-Resolution Asia 2
(78 E, 32 N - 92 E, 22 N)
Filelist
High-Resolution Asia 3
(84 E, 27 N - 95 E, 18 N)
Filelist
High-Resolution Asia 4
(97.5 E, 4.5 N - 107.2 E, 3 S)
Filelist
High-Resolution Asia 5
(75 E,12 N - 86 E, 3.2 N)

(Sri Lanka)
Filelist
High-Resolution Asia 6
(120 E, 6 S - 129 E, 13.5 S)

(Timor-Leste)
Filelist
High-Resolution Pacific Islands
High-Resolution Pacific Islands 1
(155.3 E, 6.2 S - 167.5 E, 12.2 S)

(Solomon Islands)
Filelist
High-Resolution Pacific Islands 2
(164.5 E, 12.5 S - 172 E, 21.5 S)

(Vanuatu)
Filelist
High-Resolution Pacific Islands 3
(175 E, 14.0 S - 176 W, 21.5 S)

(Fiji)
Filelist
Imagery with heavy rainfall potential areas
Southeast Asia
(90 E, 30N - 165 E, 15 S)
Filelist
South Pacific Islands
(140 E, 10N - 145 W, 35 S)
Filelist
High-Resolution Pacific Islands Samoa, Tuvalu, Tonga,
Micronesia (Palikir, Weno),
Palau, Kiribati,
Nauru, Marshall Islands,
Niue
Filelist
Target Area Observation
Target Area Tropical cyclone
or
volcanic ash
Filelist
Observation area of "Target Area" Filelist

Terms of reference

All usage of True Color Reproduction (TCR) imagery provided here is subject to the Terms of Use for the MSC/JMA website. The content of 1), 2) and 3) below should also be included with any usage of such TCR imagery.

1) True Color Reproduction imagery

 True Color Reproduction (TCR) technology enables the display of earth images taken from space in a way that is familiar to the human eye. The imagery consists of data from three visible bands (Band 1, 2 and 3), one near-infrared band (Band 4) and one infrared band (Band 13). To reproduce colors as seen by the human eye, RGB signals observed by AHI are converted into CIE XYZ values and reconverted into RGB signals for output devices compliant with sRGB (an international standard for RGB color space) (Murata et al., 2018). In this process, as an alternative to the bi-spectral hybrid green method outlined by Miller et al. (2016), the green band is optimally adjusted using Band 2, 3 and 4. To make the imagery more vivid, atmospheric correction (Rayleigh correction, Miller et al., 2016) is also applied to AHI Bands 1-4. Software for this purpose was provided by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) established by NOAA/NESDIS and Colorado State University in United States of America.

2) Acknowledgement

 The imagery was developed on the basis of collaboration between the JMA Meteorological Satellite Center and the NOAA/NESDIS/STAR GOES-R Algorithm Working Group imagery team. We would like to acknowledge them for the collaboration and their permission to use the software.

3) Reference

 Murata, H., K. Saitoh, Y. Sumida, 2018: True color imagery rendering for Himawari-8 with a color reproduction approach based on the CIE XYZ color system. J. Meteor. Soc. Japan. doi: 10.2151/jmsj. 2018-049

 Miller, S., T. Schmit, C. Seaman, D. Lindsey, M. Gunshor, R. Kohrs, Y. Sumida, and D. Hillger, 2016: A Sight for Sore Eyes - The Return of True Color to Geostationary Satellites. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-15-00154.1

Organization names and abbreviations

In cases where the inclusion of 1), 2) and 3) above is impractical, the following three organization names and/or their abbreviations should be listed as a minimum.

Organization names Abbreviations
Japan Meteorological Agency JMA
NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service NOAA/NESDIS
Colorado State University?CIRA CSU/CIRA