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GOES Imager
Operating On 2 (east And West) Geostationary Satellite
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The GOES Imager is a multi-channel instrument designed to sense radiant and solar-reflected energy from sampled areas of the Earth. The multi-element spectral channels simultaneously sweep east-west and west-east along a north-to-south path by means of a two-axis mirror scan system. The instrument can produce full-Earth disc images, sector images containing the edges of the Earth, and various sizes of area scans completely enclosed within the Earth scene using a new flexible scan system. A five-channel monitoring system makes it possible to produce a wide variety of image products from imager data.
Measurment TypeVisible/IR-imager
Platform TypeGOES Imager
Spectral CoverageVis/IR
Scan PatternGeostationary
VariablesSST, clouds, cloud motion, LST, ice (land and sea)
Altitude36,000 km
Repeat TimeGEO
Wavelength0.52-0.72 to 12.9-13.8um
Number of Bands6
Start DateApr 1994
Temporal Coveragehourly full disk, shorter rapid scan
Swath Widthfull disk
Resolution 11km
Resolution 24km
Resolution 34km
Resolution 48km
The CIMSS GOES Page The CIMSS Realtime GOES Page The GOES Gallery at CIMSS Contribution highlights from the 9 years of GOES-8 servive (1994-2003) CIMSS GOES Sounder Support for IHOP field experiment (May-Jun 2002) CIMSS Contribution to Report on GOES-12 Science Test (Sep-Oct 2001) CIMSS Contribution to Report on GOES-11 Science Test (Jul-Aug 2000) CIMSS Contribution to Report on GOES-10 Science Test (Mar-Apr 1998) The CIMSS Tropical Research Page The CIMSS Biomass Burning Page The CIMSS Numerical Model Impact Page The CIMSS GOES Sounder FAQ Page Other GOES sites Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) at UW-Msn NOAA/NESDIS/ORA/SMCD Operational Products Development Branch (OPDB) NOAA/NESDIS/ORA/ARAD Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Team (RAMMT) at Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colo St Univ (CSU) Imagery from NWS Western Region Headquarters Imagery from RAMSDIS Online at CIRA/CSU NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) GOES Project Office NOAA/NESDIS Operational Significant Event Imagery (OSEI) Page NOAA Satellite Information System (NOAASIS) NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite Operations (OSO) - GOES Page NOAA/NESDIS Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPD) NOAA GOES FAQ Page (from VISIT) Miscellaneous Space and Earth Imagery Links
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3 Sep 2009 13:47