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South Atlantic Tropical Products Page - Satellite Services Division - Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution

South Atlantic Tropical Products

Active Storms:

Storm Name Storm ID Dvorak Intensity Last Classified Basin
There are no active storms in this basin

GOES Image Loop
Probability Colors

SPSD Tropical Program Products:

Dvorak Classifications Tropical Cyclone Floaters
Sample Dvorak Image Subjective position and intensity estimates of tropical disturbances and cyclones across the globe using the internationally recognized Dvorak technique.

ATCF Format
ATCF Info|ATCF Format Description
Sample Floater Image Static and animated imagery of tropical disturbances and cyclones. Users have the ability to overlay a variety of data on animated imagery loops.

Storm Floaters | Atlantic Imagery

Bulletins Microwave Positions
Sample Bulletin Image Text bulletins disseminated by 0400Z, 1000Z, 1600Z, and 2200Z describing the position and intensity estimates for tropical disturbances and tropical cyclones in the Eastern and Southern Hemispheres. Sample Microwave Image Subjective position estimates of tropical disturbances and cyclones across the globe using a variety of microwave sensors.

ATCF Format

Sample MTCSWA Graphic MTCSWA combines information from several data sources to create a mid-level wind analysis which is then adjusted to the surface. Eight products are displayed, most notably an inner core scale surface wind analysis. Sample TCFP Graphic The Tropical Cyclone Formation Probability Product provides an estimate of the probability of tropical cyclone formation within the next 24 hours in 1 by 1 degree latitude/longitude areas from 45S to 45N and 0 to 360E.

Outside Tropical Products:

Brazil National Institute of Meteorology* NCEP International Desk
INMET Image The Brazil National Institute of Meteorology is responsible for issuing the offical warning for tropical cyclones in the South Atlantic Basin. NCEP Image NOAA's Hydrometeorological Prediction Center provides visiting scientists meteorological training with an emphasis on the operational use and application of numerical model products.


Users are reminded that posted SPSD position and intensity estimates are based on the application of the Dvorak technique to satellite imagery. Official determinations of systems' status, location and intensity are provided by the Regional Specialized Meteorological Centers listed above.