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Himawari Real-Time Image
(Including RGB composite images)

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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
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
(80 E, 32 N - 92 E, 24 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
Filelist
Target Area Observation
Target Area Tropical cyclone
or
volcanic ash
Filelist
Observation area of "Target Area" Filelist

  • 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). For color reproduction, the RGB chromaticity of AHI is converted to sRGB (an international standard for RGB color space). 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. Software for this purpose is provided by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) established by NOAA/NESDIS and Colorado State University in United States of America.

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

      Reference
      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