89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 13 January 2009
An overview of the future GOES-R series data and products to be archived at the NOAA data centers
Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center)
Philip Jones, STG, Inc., Asheville, NC; and D. Saunders and K. Knapp
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be responsible for the long-term preservation of the GOES-R series data and products to be generated by the GOES-R series Ground Segment (GS). The instruments that will fly aboard the GOES-R series of satellites include Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), Space Environment In-Situ Suite (SEISS), Extreme Ultraviolet Sensor/X-Ray Sensor Irradiance Sensors (EXIS), Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI), Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), and Magnetometer (MAG). The GOES-R GS will generate and distribute Level 0 and 1b data, and wide variety of higher level data products (Level 2+) from these instruments to the NOAA Data Centers for archiving. These archived data and products will provide critical support to the NOAA's Strategic Goals while serving the broad GOES-R series user community. The GOES-R series data and products will begin with the first launch, scheduled for FY2015, and continue through the life of the GOES-R program. In preparation, the NOAA Data Centers are implementing the "NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval" to identify what GOES-R series data and products will be archived. This new NOAA-wide procedure provides a formal documented process that identifies and appraises a record in order to determine its archive value before approving a record for retention in a NOAA Data Center. The needs and impacts of any potential GOES-R series data and product user from U.S. federal agencies, private industry, the public and foreign governments will be considered in this process. User feedback is solicited for the future archive of GOES-R series data and products.

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