Today's MODIS Image
Daily MODIS imagery of Wisconsin and most of the United States is collected and processed through the X-band reception facility at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Atop the Atmospheric Oceanic & Space Science building, a 4.8 meter diameter tracking satellite dish inside a protective radome follows the path of the Terra [schedule] and Aqua [schedule] satellites from horizon to horizon several times a day. Imagery is posted on the MODIS-Today website. The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) operates the antenna and processes imagery for many research groups and organizations, including all of the AmericaView "state views." WisconsinView archives the Wisconsin images, generates additional formats, and posts them to the Internet where they can be viewed and downloaded for free from this website. Please note that the imagery available here is not science data but rather illustrative "browse" data suitable for mapping and reference use.
Source: WisconsinView.org, SSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison