GOES-16 Data are flowing into AWIPS

March 2nd, 2017 |

All 16 GOES-16 ABI Bands as displayed in AWIPS [click to enlarge]

All 16 GOES-16 ABI Bands as displayed in AWIPS [click to enlarge]

Note: GOES-16 data shown on this page are preliminary, non-operational data and are undergoing on-orbit testing.

GOES-16 Data started flowing into the National Weather Service’s AWIPS system via NOAAPORT at 1800 UTC on 2 March 2017. At present, all 16 bands from the ABI, as well as select band differences and RGB products, are available. The animation above shows the 16 bands (Click here for a faster animation) in the GOES-16 CONUS Sector displayed over the predefined AWIPS CONUS Domain. Two RGBs (Red-Green-Blue Composites) are shown below: The ‘Icing’ RGB and the Daytime Composite are shown. The Icing RGB makes use of the Snow/Ice Channel from GOES-16, at 1.61 µm, that is in a region of the electromagnetic spectrum where ice strongly absorbs radiation. Thus regions including ice appear red or violet.

Icing and Daytime Composite RGBs [click to enlarge]

Icing and Daytime Composite RGBs [click to enlarge]

The predefined AWIPS CONUS domain and the GOES-R CONUS Sector do not overlap. The toggle below shows GOES-R CONUS Sector data displayed on a Full Disk Image, along with the same image over the AWIPS CONUS domain. The southern and eastern parts of the GOES-R CONUS Domain do not show up in the pre-defined AWIPS CONUS domain. Note also that the GOES-16 CONUS Domain does not extend very far northward from the US-Canada border. Forecast Offices over the northern United States will have to rely on Full Disk imagery (at 6-km resolution in AWIPS) when looking into Canada for features slipping southward in northwest flow.

GOES-16 CONUS Domain Band 3 (0.86 µm) displayed on Hemispheric Projection and on the regular AWIPS CONUS Projection [click to enlarge]

GOES-16 CONUS Domain Band 3 (0.86 µm) displayed on Hemispheric Projection and on the regular AWIPS CONUS Projection [click to enlarge]

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