Changes to GOES-10 Sounder scanning strategy

February 19th, 2007 |

GOES-10 sounder coverage

On 18 February 2007 NOAA/NESDIS/OSO implemented a new schedule for GOES-10 sounder scans during house-keeping periods. The previous sounder schedule had spatial gaps between the hourly scan sectors (above), while the new sounder schedule allows for continuous north-to-south coverage of the entire South American continent (below), while making narrower scans. The GOES-10 satellite has been postioned at 60º W longitude to support the Earth Observation Partnership of the Americas (EOPA) project. The latest GOES-10 sounder and imager products are available on the CIMSS GOES Realtime Derived Products site.
GOES-10 sounder coverage

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