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The type and period of meteorological satellite data archives at the MSC are shown in the table below. These data can be purchased at the Japan Meteorological Business Support Center (JMBSC)

Type and period of the data

1. Geostationary Meteorological Satellite
Data name Data period Data type Remarks
VISSR data (IR) March 1, 1981 - June 13, 1995 Binary data
VISSR data
(IR1,IR2,IR3)
June 13, 1995 - June 27, 2005 Binary data
VISSR data (VIS) February 28, 1987 - June 27, 2005 Binary data
HRIT data
(IR1,IR2,IR3,IR4,VIS)
June 28, 2005 - July 6, 2015 Binary data
HSD data
(Band1-Band16)
July 7, 2015 - present Binary data
Observational period
GMS (VISSR) September 8, 1977 - December 20, 1981
January 21, 1984 - June 29, 1984
GMS-2 (VISSR) December 21, 1981 - January 20, 1984
June 29, 1984 - September 26, 1984
GMS-3 (VISSR) September 27, 1984 - December 3, 1989
GMS-4 (VISSR) December 4, 1989 - June 12, 1995
GMS-5 (VISSR) June 13, 1995 - May 21, 2003
GOES-9 (VISSR) May 22, 2003 - June 27, 2005
MTSAT-1R (HRIT) June 28, 2005 - June 31, 2010
MTSAT-2 (HRIT) July 1, 2010 - July 6, 2015
Himawari-8 (HSD) July 7, 2015 - Present
2. Polar Orbiting Satellite (NOAA)
Data name Data period Data type Remarks
HRPT data June 13, 1995 - present Binary data

Remarks: The wavelength band.

  • IR: 10.5-12.5um
  • IR1: 10.5-11.5um
  • IR2: 11.5-12.5um
  • IR3(WV): 6.5-7.0um
  • IR4: 3.5-4.0um
  • Band1: 0.4310-0.4790um
  • Band2: 0.5025-0.5175um
  • Band3: 0.6250-0.6600um
  • Band4: 0.8495-0.8705um
  • Band5: 1.601-1.619um
  • Band6: 2.253-2.268um
  • Band7: 3.740-3.960um
  • Band8: 6.061-6.425um
  • Band9: 6.890-7.010um
  • Band10: 7.258-7.433um
  • Band11: 8.440-8.760um
  • Band12: 9.543-9.717um
  • Band13: 10.25-10.61um
  • Band14: 11.08-11.32um
  • Band15: 12.15-12.45um
  • Band16: 13.21-13.39um

How to purchase

The above data can be purchased at the following contact point.

Last updated 4 March 2009 (E)