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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-33
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27 Apr 2018
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Gridded Satellite (GridSat) GOES and CONUS data
Kenneth R. Knapp1 and Scott L. Wilkins2 1NOAA/NESDIS/ National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
2Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – North Carolina (CICS-NC), North Carolina State University, Asheville, NC 28801, USA
Abstract. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) series is operated by the U.S. National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). While in operation since the 1970s, the current series (GOES 8-15) has been operational since 1994. This document describes the Gridded Satellite (GridSat) data, which provides GOES data in a modern format. Four steps describe the conversion of original GOES data to GridSat data: 1) temporal resampling to produce files with evenly spaced time steps, 2) spatial remapping to produce evenly spaced gridded data (0.04° latitude), 3) calibrating the original data and storing brightness temperatures for infrared channels and reflectance for the visible channel, and 4) calculating spatial variability to provide extra information that can help identify clouds. The GridSat data are provided on two separate domains: GridSat-GOES provides hourly data for the Western Hemisphere (spanning the entire GOES domain) and GridSat-CONUS covers the contiguous U.S. (CONUS) every 15 minutes.

Dataset reference: doi:10.7289/V5HM56GM
Citation: Knapp, K. R. and Wilkins, S. L.: Gridded Satellite (GridSat) GOES and CONUS data, Earth Syst. Sci. Data Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2018-33, in review, 2018.

Kenneth R. Knapp and Scott L. Wilkins
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The current Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 8–15 series has been operational since 1994. Gridded Satellite (GridSat) data provides GOES data in a modern format to simplify access: data have been temporally resampled to regular time intervals, spatial remapped to ∼4 km spacing, and calibrated. GridSat-CONUS and GridSat-GOES provide data at 15 minute and 1 hour intervals, respectively. The result is a smaller and easier to use dataset.
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