Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Washington State Convention Center
The capabilities of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) that will be on board the GOES-R satellite are being demonstrated by using AWIPS, McIDAS-V and Google Earth to visualize and analyze simulated GOES-R ABI data. This includes support to the Algorithm Working Group (AWG) and National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters. These simulated images were created by the GOES-R AWG who used super computers to run high resolution numerical models, which were then input into the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) advance radiative transfer models. The simulated datasets includes 2 km resolution Continental United States (CONUS) images, and higher resolution meso-scale images for the convective outbreak on June 4-5 2005, 2 km resolution Hurricane Katrina images, and 2 km sampling full disk images showing GOES-R ABI from 137 degrees longitude. Multiple band analysis were also tested, which includes Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), simple band differences, scatter analysis and data transacts. Sample data in the GOES-R ABI Fixed Grid Format (FGF) will also be shown.
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