GOES-17 IFR Probability Fields in Testing at CIMSS

February 13th, 2020 |

GOES-16 and GOES-17 IFR Probability fields over California, 1641 UTC on 13 February 2020, along with surface observations of ceilings and visibility (Click to enlarge)

GOES-17 IFR Probability fields are being evaluated at CIMSS (the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies), with a plan to release them to the field via an LDM request in the near future.  The toggle above compares GOES-16 IFR Probability and GOES-17 IFR Probability for the same time over central California. Differences in resolution and parallax shifts are apparent (You can investigate the effect of parallax in a WebApp here).  A similar comparison is shown for Oregon, below, and for Washington, at bottom. GOES-17 IFR Probability fields for CONUS are also available at this website.

GOES-16 and GOES-17 IFR Probability fields over Oregon, 1641 UTC on 13 February 2020, along with surface observations of ceilings and visibility (Click to enlarge)

GOES-16 and GOES-17 IFR Probability fields over Washington, 1641 UTC on 13 February 2020, along with surface observations of ceilings and visibility (Click to enlarge)

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