Gridded Satellite GOES (GridSat-GOES) East and West Full Disk and CONUS Coverage, Version 1

browse graphicGrayscale GOES full disk composite imagery
The National Centers for Environmental Information in partnership with the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - North Carolina is reprocessing the GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) Variable (GVAR) period of record: 1994-2015. GridSat GOES represents a reformatted, remapped and calibrated GOES brightness temperatures and reflectance provided in Climate and Forecasting (CF)-compliant netCDF format. This is similar to the current GridSat-B1 CDR, but at a higher spatial and temporal resolution. The data are provided near the original spatial resolution of the infrared channels (4 km) on an equal angle grid (0.04 degrees). Data are mapped to a region spanning the view of GOES East and West (150 deg East to 5 deg East). The data are provided hourly, with all data mapping to the nearest hour. Currently, the data are limited to variables including the observations from the GOES satellites: 5 total channels. However, future efforts are planned to include some basic cloud information (cloud probability, temperature, etc.). Other possible updates include: improved coverage by expanding the GOES inventory (currently, gaps exist in the CLASS archive) and expand to the predecessor to the GOES Imager: GOES VISSR, which would expand coverage back to the 1980s.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Knapp, Kenneth R. (2017): Gridded Satellite GOES Coverage Data (GridSat-GOES) [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5HM56GM [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • netCDF-4 (Version: 4)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
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Dataset Point of Contact DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1994-10-01 to Present (time interval: 1-hour)
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 75.0
S: -75.0
E: -5.0
W: -150.0
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
    Associated Resources
    • GOES I-M DataBook
      • GOES I-M DataBook
        A summary and technical overview of the GOES I-M system, its satellites, subsystems, sensor suite, and associated ground communication and data handling subsystems.
    • GOES N DataBook
      • GOES N DataBook
        A summary and technical overview of the GOES N-P system, its satellites, subsystems, sensor suite, and associated ground communication and data handling subsystems.
    • Gridded Satellite (GridSat) GOES and CONUS Data
    Publication Dates
    • publication: 2017-03-31
    Edition Version 1
    Data Presentation Form Digital image
    Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
    Data Update Frequency Continual
    Purpose This dataset is meant to provide access to GOES data to a wider community of users than the original GOES data. GOES GVAR has traditionally been available from CLASS as AREA files, which requires significant knowledge and expertise to use the data. GridSat GOES reformats and calibrates the data in order to simplify access.
    Use Limitations
    • Data are at 4km resolution, which means users needing full resolution visible imagery (1 km) will need to use GOES data from CLASS. Data are at the nearest hourly time slot. Hence, any need for data at higher temporal scales will need to access GOES data from CLASS.
    Dataset Citation
    • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Knapp, Kenneth R. (2017): Gridded Satellite GOES Coverage Data (GridSat-GOES) [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5HM56GM [access date].
    Cited Authors
    • Knapp, Kenneth R.
      DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Principal Investigators
    • Knapp, Kenneth R.
      DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Publishers
    • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
    Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
    • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Visible Wavelengths > Visible Imagery
    • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Infrared Imagery
    • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor
    • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Albedo
    Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
    • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Upper-air Water Vapour
    Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
    • GOES-8 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8
    • GOES-9 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 9
    • GOES-10 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 10
    • GOES-11 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 11
    • GOES-12 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12
    • GOES-13 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13
    • GOES-14 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 14
    • GOES-15 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 15
    Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
    • GOES I-M Imager
    • GOES N-P Imager
    Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Geographic Region > Western Hemisphere
    • Continent > North America > United States Of America
    • Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
    • Continent > North America > Canada
    • Continent > North America > United States Of America > Alaska
    • Ocean > Pacific Ocean > Central Pacific Ocean > Hawaiian Islands
    Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
    • NOAA OneStop Project
    Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
    • 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
    Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Vertical Location > Troposphere
    Use Constraints
    • Cite this dataset when used as a source: Knapp, Kenneth R. (2017): Gridded Satellite GOES Coverage Data (GridSat-GOES) [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5HM56GM [access date].
    • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
    Access Constraints
    • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
    Fees
    • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
    Lineage information for: dataset
    Lineage Statement The data were produced by and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
    Processor
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Processing Steps
    • Read GOES data, navigating and calibrating, and store on appropriate GridSat grids (in netCDF).
      Rationale: This is the only step in the processing. The routine reads the GOES data file (obtained from NOAA CLASS). Based on the observation time, the appropriate GridSat time is selected and data are stored if they are the closest observation to the optimal grid time (hourly for GOES and 15-min for CONUS).
    Processing Documents
      Source Datasets
      • GOES Satellite Data - Imager (GVAR_IMG)
        • GOES Satellite Data - Imager (GVAR_IMG)
          Landing page for the source dataset
        • Description of Source: GOES Satellite Data - Imager (GVAR_IMG)
        • Temporal extent used: 1994-08-31 to Present
        • Spatial extent used: N:75 S:-75 E:-5 W:-150
      Lineage information for: repository
      Processing Steps
      • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
      Last Modified: 2018-09-11
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