Preparing Users for the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-R

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Tuesday, 6 January 2015: 4:15 PM
231ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Timothy J. Schmit, NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, Madison, WI; and M. Gunshor, K. Bah, J. Gerth, B. Pierce, and S. J. Goodman

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R series Imager, the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is much improved compared to the current GOES-13/15 Imagers. These improvements include temporal, spectral, and spatial attributes. This talk will introduce the scan modes planned as well as exploratory scan modes. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operated GOES-14 in an experimental rapid scan 1-minute mode during parts of spring and summer 2014. This experimental scan mode is called Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) and emulates the high temporal resolution sampling of the mesoscale region scanning of the ABI on GOES-R. These data are helping better prepare users for the next generation imager which will be able to routinely acquire mesoscale (nominally 1,000 km x 1,000 km) images every minute (for two separate locations). A recently developed Educational WebApp will be introduced to demonstrate high-time resolution imagery for a number of phenomena. These data offer a glimpse into the future and the improved measurements of the ABI on GOES-R. The improved spectral resolution will be demonstrated by simulated ABI imagery, along with the expected ABI scan patterns and improved spatial resolution. Due to these improvements and others, the ABI will offer much improved monitoring of the earth-atmosphere system.

Supplementary URL: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/webapps/bandapp/