Open-weather Public Archive

Upload your satellite recording and weather note to the Public Archive, be part of the open-weather project, and help build a collective record of the earth and its weather systems during an era of climate crisis.

Currently, this archive is only for recordings from satellites NOAA-15, NOAA-18, and NOAA-19.

By submitting this form, you agree to license your contribution under Creative Commons license Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0. In a distant future, when open-weather ceases activity, we will do our best to preserve a long-term, public copy of this archive.

For economic reasons, we rely on Google LLC to store submissions. From spring 2024, we will switch to a greener storage solution. For now, to use this form you must be signed into Google. If you do not have a Google account or would prefer not to use this form you can email us your submission.

We may moderate submissions before publication.

We will use this to credit you. You do not need to use your real name. If you leave this field blank your entry will appear anonymous.

We will use this to credit you. You can learn more about radio callsigns here.

We welcome use of informal or descriptive place names.

If you do not know the exact coordinate, make a best guess. Please use decimal degrees. For example: 51.505905.

If you do not know the exact coordinate, make a best guess. Please use decimal degrees. For example: -0.181332.

We need the date to project image onto a map.

We need an accurate time to be able to georeference your satellite image. Check the WAV filename to see if the time is recorded in it. Please use the 24-hour time format HH:MM:SS. For example, 15:01:26

We ask you to also enter the date in UTC to reduce errors. For some time zones, the local date may be different from the date in UTC. Since the difference between local and UTC time changes throughout the year, be sure to check the UTC time and date using thetimezoneconverter.com

We ask you to also enter the time in UTC to help reduce errors. We recommend thetimezoneconverter.com to convert your local recording start time to UTC. Please the 24-time format HH:MM:SS. For example, 15:01:26

For example, how was your experience of the weather while receiving the image? What do you see in your image? Where do you locate the climate crisis in your local community or environment?

If possible, please upload a mono WAV file resampled to 11025 Hz.

Resampling WAV files can be done quickly using Audacity or VLC. If you are able to, please name WAV files in YYYYMMDDHHMMSS.wav for the UTC time it was recorded e.g. 19990928025912 for 28 September 1999 02:59:12 UTC. This will help us to map your satellite image.

For example, a photo of you, your DIY satellite ground station, the weather or your local environment. A maximum of 5 files no larger than 10 MB each can be uploaded.