15.6 GOES-R Product Prioritization Strategy: Planning for Product Enhancements and New Applications

Thursday, 26 January 2017: 2:45 PM
Conference Center: Yakima 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Jamese D. Sims, NOAA, Greenbelt, MD; and S. J. Goodman and M. Seybold

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) is the next generation of geostationary satellites bringing forth major advancements in satellite product capabilities.  The GOES-R baseline products will provide many benefits to the weather, water and space user community by taking advantage of its new instruments and ground system that provide imager data five times faster with four times the spatial resolution and three times as many spectral bands than does legacy GOES.  In addition to the GOES-R baseline products, there are new capabilities of interest to the user community.  GOES-R has collaborated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Line Offices to prioritize GOES-R new applications and decision aids, algorithm enhancements, blended products, and legacy GOES capabilities that are not addressed in the GOES-R baseline.  Additionally, Himawari-8 products that meet the needs of the National Weather Service are also addressed in this process.   This talk will focus on the prioritization approach and its outcomes, as well as discuss the National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service’s (NESDIS) process for users to request product enhancements and new capabilities.
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