752 Real-Time Proxy GOES-R ABI Data for User Readiness, Ground System Support and Product Evaluation

Tuesday, 24 January 2017
4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Thomas Greenwald, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. B. Pierce, K. Bah, J. K. Zajic, and A. L. Lenzen

Simulated proxy GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) L1/L2 data products have, for many years, played a key role within the GOES-R Program by helping to demonstrate new capabilities of the ABI to end users as part of Proving Ground activities, quantifying the effects of changes in instrument capabilities on ABI products, and evaluating L2 product algorithms by the Algorithm Integration Team. More recently, these datasets have been made available in real time generated by an advanced modeling system developed at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies for use in Ground System end-to-end testing and for National Weather Service (NWS) operations through AWIPS II.

Real-time simulated proxy imagery and L2 product data are currently being used in pre-launch Data Operations Exercises (DOEs) to provide readiness for mission operations and supplied routinely to many NWS offices through AWIPS via the NOAAPORT Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN) as well as the ABI L1B Simulator RaFTR (Resample and Format, Timed Release) software prepared by the NWS Office of Science and Technology for AWIPS II Environmental Data EXchange (EDEX) testing.  

We will present a summary of these pre-launch activities and discuss how these data will be used post launch.

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