14.5A Access to GOES-R Satellite Data and Products with McIDAS

Friday, 19 August 2016: 9:30 AM
Madison Ballroom CD (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
David A. Santek, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Dengel and B. schaffer

At the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC), the Man computer Interactive Data Access System (McIDAS) has been the cornerstone for satellite data visualization since the early 1970s. It continues to be used worldwide for research, educational purposes, operational product generation, and in forecasting at NOAA centers and international weather offices. There are two supported versions of the software: McIDAS-X (heritage) and McIDAS-V (Java-based).

In preparation for GOES-R, SSEC is in the process of enhancing the core McIDAS-X and –V software packages to import the data and products from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) in netCDF format. For McIDAS-X to incorporate these new data, Abstract Data Distribution Environment (ADDE) servers have been developed. McIDAS-V is already netCDF-capable and has been successfully tested and verified using simulated data.

This presentation will provide the status of the: (1) ADDE servers for ABI channel data, Level 2, and Level 2+ products; (2) ADDE server for GLM data; (3) McIDAS-V access to GOES-R data and products stored in netCDF format.

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