Atacama now


Current Satellite images of the Atacama for the SFB 1211 'Earth evolution at the Dry Limit'.
(c) Jan Schween

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El Loa
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Latest images from visible channel (640nm, 1km) of the advanced baseline imager (ABI) on GOES-16 of the last ~40h.
Images are centered at 70.0°W,21.9°S (Cerro Tolar), cover roughly 800x800km and show the Atacama and coast of northern Chile.
Images are taken every 15minutes and have a resolution of 1km, nighttime images are excluded.
They were downloaded from these Mashall Spaceflight Center web pages with API calls as described on this web page.
See also current vis (band 2, 0.64μm), ir (band 14, 11.2μm), wv (band 8, 6.19μm), nir (band 5, 1.61μm), fir (band 13, 10.35μm).

Some interesting scenes:
3.7.2017 (first test) or 6.11.2017 (fog far inland) or 30.1.2018 (cold air from cb) or 1.10.2018 (typical ?) or 9.10.2018 (gravitiy waves above pacific) or 30.7.2019 (ship tracs in GOES multi images) or 25.11.2019 (clouds reaching far inland ... )

See also sat images or meteo data from the CRC1211 stations network.
or recent data from remote sensing in Iquique: overview, wind lidar, cloud radar, microwave radiometer.

GOES multi channel


RGB composits from GOES16 data.
Top left: visible channels, top right: near infrared channels,
bottom left: far infrared channels, bottom right: brightness temperature difference of channels 14 and 7.
Click on image to see an animation including also nighttime images.
See also all channels, whole globe.

GOES vis and IR


Composite with current visible (left, 640nm, 1km) and IR-channel (right, 11.2μm, 2km).
Click on image to see an animation including also nighttime images.

GOES rgb composite


Composite with rgb = vis,wv,ir.
Click on image to see an animation.

Wind from GOES VIS


Wind vectors derived from subsequent vis-images. Click on image to see an animation.

Radiosonde Antofagasta


Latest Radiosonde launched 12UTC at Antofagasta. Plot from University of Wyoming
See also the surface station data there, also as meteogram.

Plot from wetteronline.de

Airport Web cams

The Direction General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC) provide on their flight information webpages webcams overlooking the airports:
Webcams at Iquique Airport


Webcams at Antofagasta Airport


Webcams at Arica Airport


Webcams at Calama Airport


Paranal webcam

The European Southern Observatory (ESO) provide several webcams at the paranal observatory here is the sky view

Click on image to see an animation of the last days.

Current weather forecast

German web page wetterzentrale.de provides different meteorological forecast maps for south america:
as well as a map of the current sea surface temperature (SST):
Current weather forecast


Current SST

current SST