GOES-14 will be in Super Rapid Scan Operations Through August 25th


GOES SRSOR visible satellite imagery from 1558 UTC 15 August 2016 in AWIPS

GOES-14 Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR) began on 9 August and will continue for through 25 August 2016. Super Rapid Scan Operations (SRSO) will provide 1-minute imagery to support multiple research and GOES-R/S user readiness activities. The SRSO domain is usually selected a day or two in advance. The domain schedule along with selected imagery from prior days is available at: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/srsor2016/GOES-14_SRSOR.html#sched_and_movies  Additional background information including training and links to online imagery is available at: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/srsor2016/GOES-14_SRSOR.html

This will be a great opportunity to view the data over our region. NWS forecasters will be able to view some of this data in real-time in AWIPS-2. An example of GOES SRSOR imagery from AWIPS is shown in the image above.

Imagery including visible, infrared, and water vapor is available on the web at the links below…

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2 Responses to GOES-14 will be in Super Rapid Scan Operations Through August 25th

  1. Grant Wise says:

    Have always wondered why SSEC only runs GOES-14 in rapid scan in short monthly sequences. Do you know why it can not be in this mode constantly?

  2. Jonathan Blaes @ WFO RAH says:

    Gary, thanks for the note. My understanding is that there are staff, computational and communication resource limitations with NESDIS. There are 2 operational satellites with one spare (GOES-14), and NESDIS operations only has sufficient resources to run the 2 satellites all the time. They are finding work arounds or doing us a favor by getting the GOES-14 SRSOR data to get to the field.

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