Updated December 28, 2017

GOES-EAST Data Users

GOES-16 officially replaced GOES-13 as GOES-EAST on December 19, 2017.   Data from GOES-13 will still be available from the ADDE datasets EASTL and EASTS  until January 3, 2018.

Due to many differences between the instruments on board GOES-16 and GOES-13, Satellite Data Services highly recommends users start preparing for changes as soon as possible.

 

ADDE Information

Users must be running McIDAS-X version 2017.2 or later.

GOES-16 data is available from primary and secondary servers. Both servers  have ADDE groups for both short and longer time periods.

 

 Short Groups

 300 minutes of Full Disk

 100 minutes of CONUS

 60 minutes of Mesoscale 1 and 2

 

Primary server: easta.ssec.wisc.edu

DATALOC ADD EASTA EASTA.SSEC.WISC.EDU

DATALOC ADD EAST   EASTA.SSEC.WISC.EDU   [Required for use with GEO command]

DATALOC ADD EASTA 128.104.111.72

 

Secondary server: eastb.ssec.wisc.edu

DATALOC ADD EASTB EASTB.SSEC.WISC.EDU

DATALOC ADD EAST   EASTB.SSEC.WISC.EDU   [Required for use with GEO command]

DATALOC ADD EASTB 128.104.111.78

 

Long Groups

Eight days of all coverages

 

Primary server: easta.ssec.wisc.edu

DATALOC ADD EASTAL EASTA.SSEC.WISC.EDU

DATALOC ADD EASTAL 128.104.111.72

 

Secondary server: eastb.ssec.wisc.edu

DATALOC ADD EASTBL EASTB.SSEC.WISC.EDU

DATALOC ADD EASTBL  128.104.111.78

 

There are 6 ADDE datasets for each Group

ALL    All coverages

FD    Full Disk coverage

CONUS    Continental US coverage (these images are not a subset of the FD

in MODE3, but they are a subset of FD in MODE4)

M1    Mesoscale sector 1

M2    Mesoscale sector 2

M    Both  Mesoscale sector 1 and Mesoscale sector 2

 

Archive server: geoarc.ssec.wisc.edu

DATALOC ADD AGOES16 GEOARC.SSEC.WISC.EDU

DATALOC ADD AGOES16 128.104.109.243

 

Other Instruments and Products

ADDE dataset information for the new Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) and Level-2 ABI products will be sent in separate emails.

 

USER SCRIPTS  REQUIRE UPDATING

There are many differences between GOES-16 ABI instrument and current GOES Imager. Band numbers, resolution and frequency of images have changed.

 

McIDAS commands using BAND= must be updated and those using SIZE= may need updating:

Band: 1    0.47 um VIS aerosol-over-land    1.00 km    10848 x10848

Band: 2    0.64 um VIS clouds fog winds    0.50 km    21696 x21696

Band: 3    0.86 um Near IR vegetation        1.00 km    10848 x10848

Band: 4    1.37 um Near IR cirrus cloud          2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 5    1.61 um Near IR cloud phase        1.00 km    10848 x10848

Band: 6    2.24 um Near IR land/cloud        2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 7    3.89 um IR SFC, cloud, fog        2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 8    6.17 um IR High-level WV winds    2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 9    6.93 um IR Mid-level WV winds    2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 10    7.34 um IR Low-level WV winds    2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 11    8.44 um IR Total WV cld phase    2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 12    9.61 um IR Total ozone wind        2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 13    10.3 um IR Surface & cloud        2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 14    11.2 um IR SST, clouds rainfall    2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 15    12.3 um IR Total water & ash        2.00 km    5424 x 5424

Band: 16    13.3 um IR Cloud hgt & amt        2.00km    5424 x 5424

 

McIDAS commands requesting single images must update value TIME=  to include seconds, HH:MM:SS. McIDAS commands using a time range with TIME= may or may not need updating.

 

Modes of Operation

Three geographical sectors are available from the new GOES satellite, Full Disk, CONUS and Mesoscale. The frequency of each sector is the mode of operations.

 

MODE 3 Flex Mode – expected to be the primary mode of operation

FD    (Full disk) images every 15 minutes

CONUS    (continental US coverage) images every 5 minutes.

These are NOT a subset of the Full disk and are scanned

separately.

M1    (Mesoscale sector 1) offset by 30 seconds from M2

M2    (Mesoscale sector 2) offset by 30 seconds from M1

When M1 and M2 are scanning the same mesoscale sector, images are

Only available in the M1 and M datasets.

 

MODE 4 (Continuous Full Disk)

FD (Full disk) images every 5 minutes.

CONUS (Continental US coverage)  These ARE subsetted from FD.

Mesoscale sectors are not available in Mode 4 (CFD)

 

More schedule detail

 

Additional information

  • There is no sounder instrument on GOES-16 (GOES-R series) satellites.
  • ADDE servers cannot “follow/track” images at this time.
  • Data may come from 1 of 2 sources PDA via STAR or Direct Broadcast.  In most cases data will be from Direct Broadcast.  Changes in data source should be transparent, although data from the PDA via STAR may be delayed by 20 minutes or more.
  • There is an AMPQ event service available to alert users of new data availability for every image. If you are interested in information on or subscribing to this service, please contact SDS sds@ssec.wisc.edu .

 

If you have any questions regarding access to this data please email us at sds@ssec.wisc.edu.

If you have questions regarding McIDAS use of the data please contact the McIDAS Users Group, mug@ssec.wisc.edu.

Satellite Transition Timeline

  • January 3, 2018 GOES-13 will stop transmitting data and  will begin drifting to its storage location at 60 degrees West.
  • January 22, 2018 GOES-13 will reach storage location at 60 degrees West

 

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