92nd American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting (January 22-26, 2012)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Preparation for Use of the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
Hall E (New Orleans Convention Center )
Kaba Bah, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. Achtor, T. D. Rink, T. J. Schmit, J. Otkin, and J. Gerth

The capabilities of the Advanced Baseline Imager(ABI) that will be on board the GOES-R satellite are being demonstrated by using McIDAS-V and AWIPS II as tools to visualize and analyze simulated GOES-R ABI data. These simulated images were created by the GOES-R Algorithm Working Group (AWG) by using 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. McIDAS-V is a free java based open source software package designed for easy visualization and analysis of different meteorological data sets. The built in scripting capabilities in McIDAS-V were utilized to output .kmz files for display in Google earth. As part of the joint proving ground efforts, we are working closely with National Weather Services offices and in preparation for the next generation GOES satellite series.

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