NOAA -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Water Vapor Imagery

Water vapor imagery is created using a wavelength sensitive to the moisture content in the atmosphere. In this imagery, bright blue and white areas indicate the presence of high water vapor or moisture content, whereas dark orange and brown areas indicate little or no moisture present.

You can advance the imagery by placing your cursor over the image and using your mouse's scroll wheel, clicking the image and using the up and down arrows on your keyboard, or by clicking and dragging the scroll bar down (to go forward) or up (to go back). To save a particular image, scroll through the animation to the frame you want and right-click.

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