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RGB Training Library


RGB Composite Imagery

Satellite imagery contains much of the physical information needed for nephanalysis. However, such analysis requires skills and experience to enable interpretation and extraction of the necessary information from imagery. Red-green-blue (RGB) composite imagery can be easily created by overlapping and displaying color satellite images to present information from several satellite channels.

Note: As work on color interpretation for Himawari-8 remains ongoing, the content of this site may change in the future.

RGB Training Materials

RGB Outline

WMO recommended schemes

RGB recipes for other applications

Useful Links

  • HIMAWARI Real-Time Image
  • MTSAT Real-Time Image - MTSAT RGB Composite Imagery -
  • EUMETSAT Training Library (External link)
  • EUMeTrain ePort (External link)
  • GOES-R RGB Products Explained (External link)
  • Australian BoM VLab National Himawari-8 Training Campaign (External link)