Changes to GOES-10 Sounder scanning strategy
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 60Âº 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.