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1 GOES-14 Science Test December 2009 Don Hillger, Deb Molenar, Dan Lindsey, John Knaff NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB Dave Watson, Mike Hiatt, Dale Reinke, etc.

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1 1 GOES-14 Science Test December 2009 Don Hillger, Deb Molenar, Dan Lindsey, John Knaff NOAA/NESDIS/STAR/RAMMB Dave Watson, Mike Hiatt, Dale Reinke, etc. CIRA, Colorado State University Fort Collins CO Don Hillger and Tim Schmit co-lead the GOES Science Tests

2 2 Previous GOES Science Tests GOES-11 Daniels, J.M., T.J. Schmit, and D.W. Hillger, 2001: GOES-11 Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validations for the GOES-11 Science Test, NOAA Tech. Rep. NESDIS 103, (August), 49 pp. GOES-12 Hillger, D.W., T.J. Schmit, and J.M. Daniels, 2003: Imager and Sounder Radiance and Product Validation for the GOES-12 Science Test. NOAA Tech. Rep., NESDIS 115, (September), 70 pp. GOES-13 Hillger, D.W., and T.J. Schmit, 2007: The GOES-13 Science Test, NOAA Tech. Rep., NESDIS 125, (September), 88 pp. Hillger, D.W., and T.J. Schmit, 2009: The GOES-13 Science Test: A Synopsis. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 90(5), (May), GOES-14 Hillger, D.W., and T.J. Schmit, 2010: The GOES-14 Science Test, NOAA Tech. Rep., NESDIS 131, (August), 106 pp. Acknowledgements The GOES Science Tests occur at the end of long Post Launch Test (PLT) periods for each satellite and are possible because of the cooperation of NASA and NOAA/OSD and OSO personnel, who in particular prepare the satellite schedules and enable the daily changes that are requested by the science team. Thanks as well to all who contribute to the analysis of the data collected during the Science Tests.

3 3 GOES-13 Science Test – December 2006: NOAA/NESDIS TR 125 and BAMS article

4 4 GOES-14 Science Test report: NOAA Technical Report NESIDS 131 PDF available online, or on compact disc

5 GOES Science Test Goals For all GOES check-outs, the goals of the Science Test include the following: 1)To assess the quality of the GOES radiance data. This is accomplished by comparison to other satellite measurements or by calculating the signal-to-noise ratio compared to specifications, as well as assess the striping in the imagery due to multiple detectors. 2)To generate products from the GOES data stream and compare to those produced from other satellites. These included several Imager and Sounder products currently used in operations. 3)To collect rapid-scan and other special imagery of interesting weather cases, with temporal resolutions as fine as every 30 seconds for severe weather, a capability of rapid-scan imagery from GOES-R that is not implemented operationally on current GOES. 4)To help resolved any issues relating to the GOES data delivered to users. 5

6 6 GOES-O baseline plan – 2009 June Launch – 6/26/09 LAM burn 1 – 6/28/09 LAM burn 2 – 7/1/09 LAM burn 3 – 7/3/09 LAM burn 4 – 7/5/09 LAM burn 5 – 7/7/09 Solar array deployment – 7/8/09 Magnetometer boom deployment – 7/12/09 PLT Start – 7/16/09 Engineering Handover – 7/17/09 SXI 6.29 Load – 7/20/09 XRP Deploy – 7/23/09 XRS/EUV Power-on – 7/23/09 First Public Imager Full Disk Images – 7/27/09 First Public SXI Image – 8/5/09 Drift Control maneuver – 8/6/09 Imager/Sounder Cooler Cover Deployment – 8/14/09 First Public IR Image – 8/16/09 INR Start-up – 8/27/09 to 9/3/09 Contingency Operations Readiness Review (CORR) – 9/10/09 IMC Spec Testing – 9/13/09 to 10/29/09 NSSK 1 Maneuver – 10/30/09 EWSC to 105W Maneuver – 11/9/09 to 11/21/09 NSSK 2 Maneuver – 11/27/09 NOAA Science Testing – 11/30/09 to 12/14/09 Operations Acceptance Review (OAR) – 12/14/09 PLT End – 12/14/09

7 7 GOES-14 NOAA/Science Test Website

8 GOES-15 RAMSDIS Online 8

9 GOES-15 CIMSS Satellite Blog 9

10 GOES-15 publicity from NESDIS/STAR 10

11 11 First GOES-14 Visible Image 1730 UTC 27 July 2009

12 12 First GOES-14 IR Images 1730 UTC 17 August 2009

13 13 First GOES-14 Solar X-ray Image 1400 UTC 13 August 2009 The NOAA Science Test does not involve the solar instrumentation.

14 14 GOES-14 Science Test December 2009 Five (5) weeks: –Starting: 30 November 2009 –Ending: 04 January 2010 Eight (8) pre-determined schedules (See Daily schedule changes (at 1630 UTC), determined by test coordinators, based on feedback from participating scientists GOES-14 was located at 105°W during the Science Test Afterwards, GOES-14 was kept in normal mode and the solar instruments only were operational.

15 15 GOES-O Test Schedules Test ScheduleImagerSounderPurpose C5RTNEmulation of GOES-East routine operations Radiance and product comparisons C4RTNEmulation of GOES-West routine operations Radiance and product comparisons C1CONContinuous 5-minute CONUS sector26-minute CONUS sector every 30 minutes Test navigation, ABI-like (temporal) CONUS scans C2SRSOContinuous 1-minute rapid-scan (with center point specified for storm analysis) 26-minute sector every 30 minutes (with center point same as Imager) Test navigation, ABI-like (temporal) mesoscale scans C3SRSOContinuous 30-second rapid-scan (with center point over either Huntsville AL, Normal OK, or Washington DC areas) three locations only 26-minute sector every 30 minutes (with center same as Imager) To coordinate with lightning mapping arrays in Huntsville AL, Norman OK, or Washington DC C6FDContinuous 30-minute Full Disk (including off-earth limb/space view measurements) Alternating east and west limb/space views every hour Noise, detector-to-detector striping, fires, etc. C7MOONCapture moon off edge of earth (when possible) Emulation of GOES-East routine operations Test ABI lunar calibration concepts C8Emulation of 2 km ABI through spatial over-sampling (continuous 19 minutes for same sector per specific line-shifted scan strategy) Emulation of GOES-East routine operations ABI-like higher-resolution product development

16 16 Limb Sounding (for noise/striping)

17 17 CONUS Imager (product generation)

18 18 CONUS Sounding (product generation)

19 19 Imager rapid-scan (lightning/radar) 1-minute interval 30-second interval Example of center location over Huntsville AL

20 20 Overlapping (ABI 2 km emulation)

21 21 GOES-14 Coordination/Timing Event Time (UTC) Time (EST) Washington DC Time (CST) Wisconsin/CIMSS Huntsville/NASA Time (MST) Colorado/ CIRA Coordinators send schedule requests (30 min before actual request) 1500 UTC1000 EST0900 CST0800 MST Primary coordinators request daily schedule (1 h before start) 1530 UTC1030 EST0930 CST0830 MST Start of new daily schedule (specified by operations) 1630 UTC1130 EST1030 CST0930 MST

22 22 Participating Sites Site Primary Coordinators Other Coordinators RAMMB/CIRA/ColoradoDon Hillger Dan Lindsey John Knaff ASPB/CIMSS/WisconsinTim Schmit Gary Wade Scott Bachmeier NASA/MSFC/Huntsville (mainly for rapid-scan imagery, coordination with radar/lightning mapping arrays) Walt Petersen

23 23 GOES-14 Science Test Preliminary Results First official GOES-14 images were collected from Imager (visible and IR) and Sounder Improved (4 km) resolution of 13.3 µm band required changes to GVAR format. Several issues with implementing the new GVAR format were discovered and are being rectified, both at the front end, and at GVAR receiving sites. Paired detectors on the higher-resolution 13.3 µm band were inadvertently swapped. Now fixed. Image navigation issues have been addressed (McIDAS server software was upgraded.)

24 Results of Science Test: Noise levels for all GOES Imager Band Central Wave- length (μm) GOES- 15 GOES- 14 GOES- 13 GOES- 12 GOES- 11 GOES- 10 GOES- 9 GOES- 8 SPEC 300 K, except 230 K /

25 25 GOES-14 Science Test Questions? One stop for GOES-14 Science Test: Tim Schmit (more Science Test results) presentation to follow!


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