GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager Day 2: Loops!

Today GOES-16 data started flowing over the AWIPS Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN/NOAAPort) data feed.  SPoRT is able to ingest this data into a test AWIPS system to view and analyze the imagery.  Over the past several years, SPoRT has had an active role in transitioning proxy GOES-R multispectral (i.e. RGB) imagery derived from polar-orbiting sensors to prepare NWS offices and National Centers for advanced capabilities available with GOES-16.  Below is animation of the Air Mass RGB in which forecasters can use to analyze temperature and moisture characteristics surrounding synoptic scale systems and stratospheric air intrusions to anticipate rapid cyclogenesis. Warm, dry, ozone-rich upper level air with anomalous potential vorticity can be identified in tones or orange and red and indicate the potential for stratospheric air influence on a developing cyclone (see interpretation guide below). Although this RGB is not available to NWS forecasters today, SPoRT is working with the Total Operational Weather Readiness – Satellites (TOWR-S) team to transition the capability to derive client side RGBs in AWIPS-II to NWS offices.

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2 March 2017 AWIPS II Client Side dervied Airmass RGB 2011 UTC to 2131 UTC

Please note, the GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing. Users bear all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are utilized.

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Interpretation guide for the Air Mass RGB, adapted from the EUMETSAT (Zavodsky et. al 2013)

For more information regarding the Air Mass RGB, including interpretation guides for the color features in the imagery:

Recalling our blog post from yesterday, we had a loop that showed  an hour long loop of data every 5 minutes from the ABI as severe storms moved through the north Alabama area. We spent more time going over all the data received through the GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) data transmission system receiver located here at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Below is a loop of higher temporal resolution (1 minute) data from the same storm system using one of the GOES-16 mesoscale domains.

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One minute imagery from Band 2 of the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) taken during the early afternoon on 1 March 2017.

Please note, the GOES-16 data posted on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing testing. Users bear all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are utilized.

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