The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) broadcasts weather observations, forecasts, images, models, watches/warnings, and hazard-related information to internal and external users via a C-band satellite system called NOAAPort. The array of data has continued to expand since it went live in 1998. NOAAPort data is disseminated freely.
Adventurous programmers can make their own receivers. If you have a business that demands dependable and adaptable access to data now, you can turn to a commercially available receiver like the PDINRS from Planetary Data, Inc. (PDI). An effective NOAAPort software/hardware system allows you to receive, filter, and process this raw environmental data from your satellite receive ground station or paid Internet access.
With NOAAPort data and knowledge about the atmosphere, you're ready to forecast 24/7.
NOAAPort Satellite Specifications
**Effective December 5, 2017**
Satellite: Galaxy-28 (G-28)
Location: 88.9954 (89) degrees West
FEC Type: DVB-S2
Transponder: CH117/Cv117 36 MHz C band
Modulation/Coding: 16PSK 2/3
Downlink Polarization: Vertical
Downlink Center Frequency: 4040MHz
Data Rate: 60+mbps
Dish Size Depends on Location: 3.7 meter to 7.3 meter