NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Cloud and Moisture Imagery Products (CMIP)

ABI-L2-CMIP

browse graphicExample of ABI imagery for each of the 16 bands.
The Cloud and Moisture Imagery product contains one or more Earth-view images with pixel values identifying brightness values that are scaled to support visual analysis. The product includes data quality information that provides an assessment of the cloud and moisture imagery data values for on-earth pixels. Cloud and Moisture Imagery product files are generated for each of the sixteen Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) reflective bands (channels 1 - 6 with approximate central wavelengths 0.47, 0.64, 0.865, 1.378, 1.61, 2.25 microns respectively) and emissive bands (channels 7 - 16 with approximate central wavelengths 3.9, 6.185, 6.95, 7.34, 8.5, 9.61, 10.35, 11.2, 12.3, 13.3 microns respectively). In addition, there is a multiband product file where the imagery at all bands is included. The imagery value for the reflective bands, ABI bands 1 through 6, is a dimensionless reflectance factor quantity that is normalized by the solar zenith angle. These bands support the characterization of clouds, vegetation, snow/ice, and aerosols. The imagery value for the emissive bands, ABI bands 7 through 16, is the brightness temperature at the Top-Of-Atmosphere (TOA) in Kelvin. These bands supports the characterization of the surface, clouds, water vapor, ozone, volcanic ash and dust based on emissive properties.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group, and GOES-R Series Program (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Cloud and Moisture Imagery Products (CMIP). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5736P36. [access date].
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  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
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Time Period 2017-02-18 to Present (time interval: 15-minute)
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 81.3282
S: -81.3282
E: 6.2995
W: -156.2995
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-06-01
Edition Provisional
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose The Cloud and Moisture Imagery product utilizes all 16 spectral bands of the GOES-R ABI to monitor the Earth, Atmosphere, and Ocean system. The measured reflectance (radiance) within the visible (infrared) bands are converted into Brightness Values (BVs) and Brightness Temperatures (BTs), respectively. The BVs and BTs are used to generate an array of products aiding forecasters in monitoring and predicting all kinds of hazards: weather, oceanographic, and climate-related phenomena.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete list of limitations of this dataset, see the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group, and GOES-R Series Program (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Cloud and Moisture Imagery Products (CMIP). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5736P36. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • GOES-R Algorithm Working Group
  • GOES-R Series Program
Principal Investigators
  • GOES-R Algorithm Working Group
Resource Providers
  • GOES-R Series Program
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Spectral/engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Brightness Temperature
  • Earth Science > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Radiation > Reflectance
Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) Essential Climate Variables (ECVs)
  • Atmospheric - Upper-air - Cloud Properties
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/STAR > Center for Satellite Applications and Research, 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-16 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • ABI > Advanced Baseline Imager
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Equatorial
  • Geographic Region > Mid-latitude
  • Geographic Region > Northern Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Tropics
  • Geographic Region > Western Hemisphere
  • Continent > North America > United States Of America
  • Continent > North America > Central America
  • Continent > South America
  • Ocean > Atlantic Ocean
  • Ocean > Pacific Ocean
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GOES > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
  • NOAA OneStop Project
  • gov.noaa.class:GRABIPRD
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 km - < 10 km or approximately .01 degree - < .09 degree
  • 500 meters - < 1 km
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 minute - < 1 hour
  • 1 second - < 1 minute
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group, and GOES-R Series Program (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Cloud and Moisture Imagery Products (CMIP). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5736P36. [access date].
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. 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 These data were produced by the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • The Cloud and Moisture product is generated by the GOES-R ABI Cloud and Moisture Imagery ground processing algorithm. Production of the reflective bands depends on the solar radiance at the Earth-Sun distance at the time of observation, and the solar zenith angle. The inverse of the solar radiance is represented by the “kappa0” variable in the product file. The dynamic range of the reflectance factor and brightness temperature output is not constrained by the algorithm but it is compared to the expected measurement range for each band based on the ABI’s dynamic range.
  • 2017-03-01T15:00:00Z - The GOES ABI Cloud and Moisture Imagery algorithm reached beta maturity.
  • 2017-06-01T00:00:00 - The GOES ABI Cloud and Moisture Imagery algorithm reached provisional maturity.
  • The GOES ABI Cloud and Moisture Imagery algorithm reached validated maturity.
Processing Documents
Source Datasets
  • NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 1b Radiances
    • NCEI landing page for ABI-L1B-RAD
      Source dataset landing page with general information and access links for the dataset.
    • Description of Source: Level 1b radiances
    • Temporal extent used: 2017-02-28 to Present
    • Spatial extent used: N:81.3282 S:-81.3282 E:6.2995 W:-156.2995
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: 2018-05-04
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