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Satellite and Radar Imagery Movies of Atlantic Hurricane Seasons on DVD

Prepared by:
Donovan Landreneau, Meteorologist (Senior Forecaster)


This is a collection of video DVDs that show satellite and radar imagery movies ranging from entire Atlantic hurricane seasons to individual U.S. tropical storm and hurricane landfalls. The video DVDs are recorded on 4.7 GB General Purpose DVD-Rs, and play just like a movie DVD. These DVD-Rs should play in DVD-ROM drives on computers with the proper DVD player software, as well as home DVD players capable of playing DVD-R discs. All of these DVD-Rs: 1) have no audio; 2) are region free, meaning that you can play them in any DVD player around the world; and 3) are not copy protected, meaning you can make as many disc copies on your DVD±R/RW recorder drive as you please.

Hurricane Audrey Radar Loops: June 26-27, 1957

This DVD presents rare land-based radar imagery of Hurricane Audrey June 26-27, 1957. The original source was a 16mm film made directly from photographs of the Plan Position Indicator (PPI) scopes of WSR-(1-3) radars from Galveston, Houston, Beaumont, Lake Charles, and Baton Rouge. The author used a 16mm projector to display the movie on the screen while recording it with a DV camcorder, then transferring it to DVD.


1971-1975 ATS Visible & SMS Imagery Movies
1976-1980 Hurricane Season GOES IR Imagery Movies
1981-1986 Hurricane Season GOES IR Imagery Movies


These DVDs present a chronological succession of geostationary satellite imagery for the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico (except 1978 that uses GOES-West for the Eastern Pacific movie).  The original source of these movies was 16mm films, which NCDC transferred to VHS tapes.  The author transferred these VHS tapes to DV tape, then to DVD. This would explain some of the resolution loss, especially with the 1980 loop, which came from a second generation VHS copy.


1995-1999 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery
2000-2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery
2005-2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery
2010-2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery
2015-2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery

(5 Seasons per DVD, except 3 Seasons on last release)

These DVDs present a chronological succession of half hourly GOES-East Infrared Satellite Imagery for the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico at 15 frames per second.


2000-2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery

(One DVD per season)

These DVDs present a chronological succession of half hourly GOES-East Infrared (with Visible & Water Vapor from 2002-2017) Satellite Imagery for the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico at 10 frames per second.  The length of a normal season of satellite imagery (from 06/01 to 11/30) should be just over 14 minutes, but with the satellite eclipses, its closer to 13 minutes.

 

1995-2019 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States:  A Satellite & Radar Study DVDs (One DVD per season except 2000-2001, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, and 2013-2015 combined into one DVD release).

These DVDs chronicle the life cycles of the tropical cyclones that affect the United States each season with GOES infrared and visible satellite imagery, and is followed by land based National Weather Service WSR-88D radar imagery in the areas affected. The DVD is menu driven, with separate storm sub-menus describing the areas affected. Within each storm sub-menu, separate satellite and radar sub-menus allows the user to choose which satellite or radar sequence to view. The satellite and radar animations are at 10 frames per second from 1995-2017, and 30 frames per second from 2018-2019.


Below is a listing of all the individual DVDs available. DVD copies can be made, but the NWS Lake Charles office is unable to reproduce any DVDs at this time.
 

Title
Hurricane Audrey Radar Loops: June 26-27, 1957  
1971-1975 ATS Visible & SMS Imagery Movies  
1976-1980 Hurricane Season GOES IR Imagery Movies  
1981-1986 Hurricane Season GOES IR Imagery Movies  
1995-1999 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery  
2000-2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery  
2005-2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery  
2010-2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery  
2015-2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery  
1995 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
1996-1997 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
1998 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
1999 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2000 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2000-2001 Atlantic Tropical Storms Affecting the United States  
2002 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2002 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2003 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2003 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2004 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2004 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2005 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2006 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2006 Atlantic Tropical Storms Affecting the United States  
2007 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2007 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2008 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2009-2010 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2011-2012 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2013-2015 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2016 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery  
2017 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2018 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States  
2019 Atlantic Tropical Storms & Hurricanes Affecting the United States