NOAA Global Hydro Estimator (GHE)

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Global Hydro-Estimator provides a global mosaic imagery of rainfall estimates from multi-geostationary satellites, which currently includes GOES-16, GOES-15, Meteosat-8, Meteosat-11 and Himawari-8. The GHE products include: Instantaneous rain rate, 1 hour, 3 hour, 6 hour, 24 hour and also multi-day rainfall accumulation.

Update Frequency

15 minute-instantaneous


There are no restrictions on the use of this data.


Managed By

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Resources on AWS

  • Description
    Project data files
    Resource type
    S3 Bucket
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region
    AWS CLI Access (No AWS account required)
    aws s3 ls s3://noaa-ghe-pds/ --no-sign-request
    Browse Bucket
  • Description
    New data notifications for GHE, only Lambda and SQS protocols allowed
    Resource type
    SNS Topic
    Amazon Resource Name (ARN)
    AWS Region

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