Monday, 11 January 2016
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 radiance 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 proxy data from the Spinning Enhanced Visible and Infrared Imager (SEVIRI) onboard the Meteosat Second Generation (MSG) satellites and current GOES sounder (GOES-13). However, these instruments have different specifications (spectral, spatial and temporal) as ABI. Recently, AHI (Advanced Himawari Imager) on Himawari-8 started to observe the earth operationally with almost same features (spectral, spatial and temporal) as ABI in infrared bands, providing a great opportunity to validate the GOES-R ABI LAP algorithm before the launch of GOES-R. In this study, some results will be discussed regarding the GOES-R LAP algorithm application to AHI measurements on Himawari-8.
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