2.5 Update on CSPP Geo Software for Geostationary Direct Broadcast

Monday, 13 January 2020: 11:30 AM
253B (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
G. D. Martin, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and L. Gumley, J. Braun, G. Cureton, A. De Smet, R. Garcia, D. Hoese, T. Jasmin, S. Mindock, E. Schiffer, and K. Strabala

The Community Satellite Processing Package for Geostationary Satellite Data (CSPP Geo) is funded by the NOAA GOES-R Program to create and distribute software allowing users to process data received directly from geostationary weather satellites. The GOES-16 and GOES-17 satellites are supported, as well as the legacy GOES-13 and GOES-15 satellites and the Japanese Himawari-8 satellite. Users who are in the footprint of these satellites can set up a receiving system consisting of an antenna and processing hardware, and by using CSPP Geo software can generate products locally in real-time. Advantages of the new generation of geostationary satellites include very high temporal resolution and higher spatial resolution compared to the previous generation of instruments. In addition to the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), the GOES-R series include the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) and space weather instruments. Data from all of these instruments is included in the direct broadcast stream, known as GOES Rebroadcast (GRB).

An overview of the project and available software will be presented. Developments in the last year will be discussed, including the Geo2Grid software package for creation of high-quality RGB imagery and the Version 1.0 AIT Framework package for Level 2 product generation. Future plans will be presented, including GOES-17 thermal anomaly mitigation, added Level 2 products and support for new satellites.

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