1996 Atlantic Tropical Storms: Views from the NOAA Satellites is a technical report available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). Geographic coverage is the north Atlantic Ocean tropical storm basin. Land areas include particularly the Caribbean islands and the eastern and southeastern United States. This report, produced by NCDC in cooperation with the Tropical Prediction Center (TPC), ... is a preliminary summary of the 1996 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The report provides a synopsis of each named tropical storm using textual information based on the TPC Preliminary Hurricane Reports authored by Avila, et al, and remotely sensed and in-situ data received at the NCDC. The satellite imagery for each storm was taken by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) or the Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite (POES). Additional meteorological data for Hurricanes Bertha and Fran, the two most important hurricanes affecting the U.S. mainland, are also included. The graphical products include: NEXRAD Level III Base Velocity, Base Reflectivity and Storm Total Precipitation; GOES Water Vapor Movement Winds; and total precipitation from an extensive collection of cooperative and National Weather Service stations.