J25.2 GOES-R Series ABI Mode and Mesoscale Domain Sector Request Process

Tuesday, 9 January 2018: 10:45 AM
Salon H (Hilton) (Austin, Texas)
Kathryn W. Mozer, NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO, Greenbelt, MD; and D. Nietfeld, M. Seybold, E. M. Guillot, J. K. Zajic, B. Rapp, B. Gockel, C. M. Gravelle, and P. O'Reilly

The GOES-R satellite series represents a leap forward in capabilities for the entire portfolio of GOES science products. The GOES-R Product Readiness and Operations (PRO) team is tasked to work with our partners at the National Weather Service (NWS) and within NESDIS to ensure that the satellite products are ready for operations and the user community is ready to receive and disseminate the various products to serve their needs and requirements.

One new capability is the Flex Mode scanning strategy of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) that will produce mesoscale scans every 30 or 60 seconds. The PRO team worked with many partners in the NWS, NESDIS, and the GOES-R Ground Segment to develop a comprehensive process for determining how these Mesoscale Domain Sectors (MDS) will be placed in an efficient manner for operations. This presentation will provide an update on the process for requesting MDSs, early results, current operating status of the procedure, and plans for four MDSs after the upcoming launch of GOES-S.

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