1.4 R2O with GOES: Remembering GIMPAP & GOES-R Risk Reduction (Invited Presentation)

Monday, 15 August 2016: 11:15 AM
Madison Ballroom CD (Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center)
Paul Menzel, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Efforts to assure the viability of products (both heritage and new) from new Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) sensors received program support when GOES-8 was introduced.  The goal was to achieve performance equal to or better than that from the predecessor GOES-7.  Beyond that the program also supported efforts to improve initial products, to develop advanced products, and to ensure integration of the improvements into NWS and National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service (NESDIS) operations.  Called GIMPAP (GOES I-M Product Assurance Plan), it introduced an ongoing effort and that continued to receive priority as the GOES system continued to offer new opportunities for supporting NOAA's mission.  This talk will recall the evolution of GIMPAP into a standing R2O program.
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