The Default location of GOES-17 Mesoscale Sector #2 has moved

March 5th, 2019 |

GOES-17 Mesoscale Domain Sector 2 at 1459 and 1500 UTC on 5 March 2019 (ABI Band 13, 10.3 ┬Ám, “Clean Window” imagery is shown) (Click to enlarge)

The planned change for Mesoscale Domain Sector #2, noted here, has occurred as scheduled on 5 March at 1500 UTC. The toggle above shows Mesoscale Domain Sector Two at 1459 and 1500 UTC on 5 March 2019.

The image below (courtesy Mat Gunshor, CIMSS) shows the default locations for all scanned sectors. The Full Disk is scanned every 5, 10 or 15 minutes (for Modes 4, 6 and 3, respectively; currently Mode 3 is the default). The PACUS (Pacific Ocean/US) domain, shown in the dashed line, is scanned every 5 minutes. The two Mesoscale sectors are scanned every minute in Modes 3 and 6; default locations are shown, one over the western United States (Mesoscale Domain Sector 1) and one over Alaska (Mesoscale Domain Sector 2), but these can be positioned anywhere over the Globe.

Default GOES-17 Scanning Sectors (Click to enlarge)

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