677 GOES-R Calibration and Product Validation

Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Robert A. Iacovazzi Jr., NOAA/Riverside Technology Inc., Greenbelt, MD; and E. C. Grigsby, C. Cao, J. Daniels, K. McIntyre, and J. Zajic

Handout (1.4 MB)

The United States' Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) weather satellite system has requirements for finer instrument spectral, spatial and temporal resolution than its predecessor series. Also, the instruments of this new GOES series often have more stringent calibration standards compared to the previous GOES series. These more stringent standards arise from GOES-R series product measurement accuracy requirements, and the need for them has been recognized by calibration specialists and users of satellite data alike. This translates to diligent calibration (cal)and product validation (val) efforts within the GOES-R Program to ensure that GOES-R data usability accompanies data accessibility. In this presentation, a synopsis is given of GOES-R series cal/val efforts through the pre- and post-launch development phases, with special emphasis on the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and Geostationary Lightning Imager (GLM) instruments.
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