GOES 13 on standby, GOES 14 activated

I use an AppleScript to scrape files from the GOES archives at http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/goeseast/fulldisk/ir4/ The collected files are then processed a bit in Photoshop, named with sequence numbers and fed to QuickTime Player 7 as an image sequence to make a QuickTime movie.  Today, the script broke, and upon investigation, I found that the GOES 13 satellite is unavailable and that 14 had been activated for US East coast coverage.  That will create a hop in the movie. Here’s the difference in coverage:

Consecutive images (with about a 21 hr gap) from 13 on the left and 14 on the right showing difference in coverage.


Here’s the YouTube movie, glunks and all:

GOES ECIR Satellite of Hurricane Isaac Development

Using an AppleScript, the individual images were collected from NOAA’s archive site, and made into a movie with QuickTime Player 7.  The coverage is from 8/05/2012 to 09/05/2012, showing the development of Hurricane Isaac.  The images are from the IR (infra-red) band of the GOES, which permits 24 hour coverage.