Validation of GOES-R LAP algorithm with MODIS measurements

- Indicates paper has been withdrawn from meeting
- Indicates an Award Winner
Monday, 5 January 2015
Yong-Keun Lee, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and Z. Li, E. Borbas, J. Li, and T. J. Schmit

The Advance Baseline Imager (ABI) will be on board the next generation of GOES satellite (GOES-R) which has finer temporal and spatial resolutions, and more spectral channels than the current GOES Imager. It will introduce a new era for geostationary satellite remote sensing. Due to the lack of the infrared (IR) sounders, the Legacy Atmospheric Profile (LAP) will be retrieved using the ABI measurements. At CIMSS, the GOES-R ABI LAP algorithm has been developed under the GOES-R Algorithm Working Group (AWG) . The algorithm has been validated using the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) onboard the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellites and current GOES sounder (GOES-13). As a continuation of the algorithm validation, the GOES-R LAP algorithm is applied to MODIS measurements. Compared with the MODIS instrument, the ABI also covers infrared region between 4 micron and 14 micron with coarser spatial resolution and much better temporal resolution over CONUS. This study will be a further effort on validating the GOES-R ABI LAP retrieval algorithm and show its retrieval capability over the globe.