The GOES-R User Readiness Group, engaging and preparing the users for GOES-R data
Kenneth H. Lowe, Noblis, Falls Church, VA; and M. Goldberg and J. Daniels
The instruments on the next generation of Geostationary Environmental Operational Satellite's (GOES-R series) require the development of state-of-the-art algorithms to convert raw instrument data into calibrated radiances and derived geophysical parameters. The GOES-R Program Office has tasked the NESDIS/STAR Algorithm Working Group (AWG) to develop, demonstrate and provide recommended and preferred algorithms, end-to-end product algorithm capabilities and product algorithm enhancements. The AWG algorithms will take advantage of the improved spatial, spectral and radiometric resolutions of the GOES-R instruments to create new and enhanced products for the user community. At the 2007 AWG Annual Meeting, the need for engaging and preparing users of GOES-R products was established and a User Readiness Group was created. The user community is identified and the process for informing the users on algorithm developments and product enhancements is detailed.
Poster Session 1, Fifth GOES Users' Confererence Poster Session
Wednesday, 23 January 2008, 2:30 PM-4:00 PM, Exhibit Hall B
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