GOES-10 1 minute imagery

Note: GOES-10 has finished it's maneuvers to it's new location over Latin and South America and has discontinued providing 1 minute imagery (Super Rapid Scan Operations).

UW-Madison’s Space Science and Engineering Center has a significant role in assisting the transfer of an U.S. geostationary satellite to be operated over Latin and South America. Currently, SSEC is the only known location that is receiving these unique processed data, which will be archived by the SSEC Data Center. As a part of this process, SSEC personnel have to go to the roof of the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences building daily (including weekends) to move one of the satellite dishes so that it can track the moving satellite.

While GOES-10 is in transit from its previous position as the operational western Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), it is in Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) mode. In this mode, imagery from the satellite is available at one-minute intervals for certain portions of each hour. GOES satellites typically provide images every 15 or 30 minutes. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has never before run a GOES satellite in continuous SRSO so this is the only dataset of this type.

The GOES-10 one-minute images allow SSEC researchers to more closely monitor the evolution of cloud features. These data offer a preview of the improved temporal resolution imaging anticipated with the next generation geostationary imager.

MPEG movies showing 1-minute imagery (at 4 km resolution) from the 5 GOES-10 Imager bands are provided on this page via the drop down menus below. Each MPEG for a particular date consists of all of the images for that entire day, from 0Z UTC to 23:50 UTC. The "Latest" MPEG movies show the current day and are updated every 10 minutes to include images from 0Z UTC to the present. Please note that these MPEG movies are several megabytes in size.

Additional GOES-10 1 minute resources

Last Updated:
October 4, 2006
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