NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile (LVMP)

ABI-L2-LVMP

browse graphicExample of the Legacy Vertical Temperature Profile product as generated by the GOES-R Legacy Atmospheric Profile (LAP) algorithm using simulated GOES-R ABI data.
The Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile product contains a three-dimensional image with pixel values identifying the water vapor at 101 standard pressure levels. The product includes three types of data quality information. One describes the overall quality of the data pixels, providing an assessment of the legacy vertical temperature profile data values for on-earth pixels. The second provides information about the quality of the physical retrieval for on-earth pixels, identifying failure conditions. The third provides information about the quality of the first guess skin temperature for onearth pixels, identifying temperature threshold failure conditions for on-earth pixels. The units of measure for the vertical temperature value is percent. The Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile product image is generated on the ABI fixed grid at 10 km resolution for Full Disk, CONUS, and Mesoscale coverage regions. Product data is produced under the following conditions: Clear sky; Geolocated source data to local zenith angles of 80 degrees for both daytime and nighttime conditions.
  • Cite as: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Series Program, (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile (LVMP). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5B856F5. [access date].
Order Data
Distribution Formats
  • NetCDF (Version: 4)
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
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Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
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Time Period 2017-05-16 to Present (time interval: 60-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
N: 81.3282
S: -81.3282
E: -55.7005
W: 141.7005
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Processing Documents
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-05-16
Edition Provisional
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose The Legacy Vertical Moisture product will estimate levels of moisture throughout the troposphere, providing a vertical profile of moisture. This product is computed simultaneously with the Vertical Temperature Profile, thus providing a thermodynamic vertical profile of the atmosphere. Knowledge of the vertical distribution of atmospheric moisture is critical to forecasting severe weather. This vertical moisture information also serves to initialize the moisture field in regional and mesoscale numerical weather prediction models.
Use Limitations
  • For a complete description of use limitations for this dataset, refer to the Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document (ATBD).
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Series Program, (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile (LVMP). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5B856F5. [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 > Atmosphere > Atmospheric Water Vapor > Water Vapor Profiles
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/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
  • GOES-17 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 17
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 > Western Hemisphere
  • Geographic Region > Tropics
  • 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
  • gov.noaa.class:GRABIPRD
Data Resolution keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Horizontal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Temporal Data Resolution Keywords
  • 1 minute - < 1 hour
Stratum keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Vertical Location > Troposphere
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: GOES-R Algorithm Working Group and GOES-R Series Program, (2017): NOAA GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 2 Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile (LVMP). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5B856F5. [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 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 Legacy Vertical Temperature Profile, Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile, Total Precipitable Water, and Derived Stability Indices products are generated by the GOES-R ABI Legacy Atmospheric Profiles ground processing algorithm. The algorithm uses processed NWP model profile data as the first guess and employs a regression retrieval followed by an iterative physical retrieval that utilizes the ground system implementation of the Community Radiative Transfer Model (CRTM) to derive the final product data. The temperature and moisture profiles contain values at 101 standard pressure levels, of which only 54 temperature and 35 moisture pressure levels are actually populated in the retrieval. The 54 temperature levels are from approximately 103 hPa to approximately 1014 hPa. The 35 moisture levels are from 300 hPa to approximately 1014 hPa The regression retrieval is applied for coverage regions corresponding to local zenith angles to 80 degrees but the physical retrieval is limited to local zenith angles to 67 degrees. The product is generated for 5 x 5 fields of regard from 2 km pixel inputs where the percentage of clear pixels satisfies a 20 percent threshold. Clear sky is determined using clear and probably clear pixels indicated in the temporally coincident intermediate 4-level cloud mask generated by the Cloud Mask algorithm. Total precipitable water from the surface to 300 hPa is derived from the retrieved moisture profile. In addition, the five atmospheric stability indices, CAPE, K-index, Lifted Index, Showalter Index, and Total Totals Index, are derived from the retrieved mioisture and temperature profiles. Pixels in the product images with out of range values are assigned the minimum or maximum value in the valid range.
  • 2017-05-16T20:30:00Z - The GOES-16 ABI Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile algorithm reached beta maturity.
  • 2018-02-22T00:00:00 - The GOES-16 ABI Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile algorithm reached provisional maturity.
  • The GOES-16 ABI Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile algorithm reached full validation maturity.
  • 2018-08-27T00:00:00 - The GOES-17 ABI Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile algorithm reached beta maturity.
  • The GOES-17 ABI Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile algorithm reached provisional maturity.
  • The GOES-17 ABI Legacy Vertical Moisture Profile algorithm reached full validation 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: 2019-06-24
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