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Data Description

    GOES Satellite Data - Imager - The GOES Imager is a five-channel (one visible, four infrared) imaging radiometer designed to sense radiant and solar reflected energy from sampled areas of the earth. GVAR is the data transmission format used to broadcast environmental data measured by the independent GOES Imager and Sounder instruments, beginning with GOES-8 launched in 1994. Data distribution formats available are raw, AREA, NetCDF, GIF, and JPEG.

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    09/07/21 - GOES-15 was brought back into routine scan service service to support GOES-17 operations for a short time. Data is available in CLASS from August 4, 2021 going forward. The last date of GOES-15 supporting operations will be November 5, 2021.

    05/01/20 - GOES-15 was decommissioned on March 2, 2020, being replaced by GOES-17 as the operational GOES-West satellite. Please go to the GRABIPRD search page to search and order recent GOES terrestrial data and products. Most of the level 2 products are available, as well.

    01/02/18 - The archive of GOES-13 satellite data and derived products ended on January 2, 2018. The replacement for GOES-13, also known as GOES-East, is GOES-16. Please go to the GOES-R Series ABI Products GRABIPRD Search page to order selected GOES-16 data. Only the ABI L1b Radiance data and L2 Cloud and Moisture Imagery products are public at this time. The remainder of the GOES-16 products will be released later this year.



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