- Latest Himawari-8 operational schedule is here.
- Information of current location of “Target area” can be seen here.
- More information is provided under http://www.data.jma.go.jp/mscweb/en/himawari89/space_segment/spsg_ahi.html#obs.
The data from Electro-L N2 satellite will be available to direct readout users in HRIT/LRIT formats after the commissioning phase completion. LRIT/HRIT Mission Specific Implementation document is published as SRC Planeta WEB-site, http://planet.iitp.ru/english/index_eng.htm. The data could also be provided in near real time by land channels to EUMETSAT for redistribution via EUMETCast.
Product Format: INSAT-3DR Data will be available in CF (Climate and Forecasting) Convention version 1.6 Complaint HDF-5 format and KML (Keyhole Markup Language) for (Fire and Smoke). Providing data products in CF Complaint formats gives advantage to the users to open the products in following software makes it compatible with following freely available COTS packages:
Data Volume: Following Tables 5(a) & (b) shows the approximate volumes of the data products from INSAT-3DR Imager and Sounder, respectively. These volumes may change from time to time depending upon the addition/removal of a few products.
Data Volumes : INSAT-3D IMAGER
|Types of Data Product||Data Volume per day|
|L02 (Sector)||2.88 GB|
|IMAGER quantitative products||10 GB|
Data Volumes : INSAT-3D SOUNDER
|Types of Data Product||Data Volume per day|
|SOUNDER quantitative products||200 MB|
GOES-R will make available 34 meteorological, solar and space weather products. An additional 31 products may be made available as future capabilities for the GOES-R Series.
The baseline set of operational GOES-16 products can be found at http://www.goes-r.gov/products/baseline.html. For each product, the detailed Algorithm Theoretical Baseline Document is provided, as well as short descriptions of the applications of the product. A list of future capability products for the GOES-R series is provided at http://www.goes-r.gov/products/option2.html.
A collection of product fact sheets is available at http://www.goes-r.gov/products/factsheets.html.
Additional information about the development of GOES-R series products is provided by the Algorithm Working Group.
The Product Definition and Users’ Guide (PUG) document provides a product description and format users’ guide for all data and products produced and made available to users by GOES-R Core Ground Segment.
GOES-R series sample data can be found at http://www.goes-r.gov/products/samples.html. These sample datasets represent initial products generated from the GOES-R ground segment during integration and test of product algorithms. These datasets are intended to give GOES-R users a first look at sample data. This data is provided for reference only and should not be considered final. All datasets are available in NetCDF format.
There are three levels of GOES-R series data:
Level 0: Unprocessed instrument data at full resolution
Level 1b: Level 0 data with radiometric and geometric correction applied to produce parameters in physical units
Level 2+: Derived environmental variables comparable to Level 1 spatial and temporal resolution
The GOES-R Product Definition and Users’ Guide (PUG) document provides a product description and format users’ guide for all data and products produced and made available to users by the GOES-R series core ground system. This includes the GOES Rebroadcast (GRB), Level 0 data, Level 1b products, and all Level 2+ end products as well as ISO series metadata, instrument calibration data and semi-static source data and algorithm packages. The PUG is divided into five volumes:
Volume 1 (Main) contains reference material, product and data overview information and cross-reference tables to specific product and data paragraphs in the other volumes.
Volume 2 (L0 Products) contains Level 0 product descriptions and format information. Note that there is an Appendix X document containing detailed descriptions of ISO series metadata associated with Level 0 products and data.
Volume 3 (L1b Products) contains Level 1b product and data descriptions and content and format information. Note that there is an Appendix X document containing detailed descriptions of ISO series metadata associated with Level 1b products and data.
Volume 4 (GRB) contains product and data descriptions and content and format information for data made available via GOES Rebroadcast (GRB). This volume also contains description, content and format information for the communications and application level protocols used in GRB. Note that there is an Appendix X document containing detailed descriptions of ISO series metadata associated with Level 1b and Level 2+ products available via GRB.
Volume 5 (Level 2+ Products) contains Level 2+ product and data descriptions and content and format information. Note that there is an Appendix X document containing detailed descriptions of ISO series metadata associated with Level 2+ products.
Appendix X (ISO Series Metadata) is an appendix to the Product Definition and Users’ Guide (PUG) containing a detailed description of the ISO series metadata.
The GOES-R Series Program has made sample datasets available that represent initial products generated from the GOES-R ground segment during integration and test of product algorithms. These datasets are intended to give GOES-R users a first look at sample data. This data is provided for reference only and should not be considered final. As the ground system is built, more sample products and updates to the data will be posted as they become available. All datasets are available in NetCDF format.
Additional test data is available through the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Space Science Engineering Center’s Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP) for Geostationary Data. In March 2015, SSEC announced the release of the CSPP Geo GRB Prototype software package. This is the initial release of software that will allow direct broadcast users to process GOES Rebroadcast (GRB) data received on their antennas from the GOES-R satellite, after it is launched in 2016. The software is publicly available and free to use. The main functionality included in this release is to ingest a simulated GRB data stream, recover Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Level 1 and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 2 data payloads, reconstruct the datasets, and write output to mission-standard NetCDF files.
The minimum system requirements for the CSPP Geo GRB software are:
• 12 core, 2.4 GHz CPU with 64-bit instruction support,
• 32GB RAM,
• CentOS 6 64-bit Linux (or other compatible 64-bit Linux distribution),
• 100 GB disk space
Root access may be needed on the target machine to configure network buffer settings to the recommended sizes.
A simulated ABI / GLM test case is provided, along with a test script that simulates the GRB data stream by sending UDP packets on a socket. In our internal testing, the software was able to keep up with the expected GRB data rate without packet loss when running on the recommended hardware.
The tables below are a provisional list of potential Level 2 Products for MTG generated centrally by EUMETSAT. Note: this is a provisional list as further changes may be made to the products prior to launch of the first of the MTG satellites.
It is anticipated that the evolution of products and services from MTG will be a continuous process emerging from, and enhancing, the initial set of products.
In addition, the Satellite Application Facilities (SAFs) will generated products derived from MTG satellite data. These products will be identified and generated as part of in the SAF Continuous Development and Operations Phase 4 (CDOP 4).
|FCI Geophysical Level 2 Products||FCI Product generation processing chain|
|All Sky Radiance||FCI All Sky Radiance|
|Clear Sky Reflectance Map||FCI Clear Sky Reflectance Map|
Dust Storm Detection
|Cloud drop effective radius – Cloud top
Cloud optical depth
Cloud sub-pixel fraction
Cloud top phase
Cloud top pressure and temperature
|Atmospheric Motion Vectors||FCI AMVs|
|Global Instability Indices
Ozone – Total column (TOZ)
Specific humidity – Lower Troposphere
Specific humidity – Middle Troposphere
Specific humidity – Upper Troposphere
Specific humidity – Total column
|LI Geophysical Level 2 Products||LI Product generation processing chain|
|L2 Lightning events
|LI initial processing|
|Accumulated flash index
Accumulated flash radiance
|LI accumulated products|
|Product||IRS Product generation processing chain|
|Atmospheric temperature profile
Specific humidity profile
Surface Skin Temperature
Cloud Top Temperature Height
|H||Snow||Snow detection and coverage||Near real-time|
|Surface properties||Land Surface Temperature
Sea Surface Temperature
|NWC||Meteorological Systems||Automatic satellite image interpretation||Software|
|NWC||Winds||High Resolution Winds
Extrapolated satellite imagery
|LSA, OSI||Radiative fluxes||Surface downward LW flux
Surface downward SW flux
Convective Rain Fall Rate
|NWC||Clean Air||Temperature Humidity Physical Retrieval||Software|
|H||Precipitation||Rain Fall Intensity||Near real-time|
The NWP SAF are developing:
Note: all the products are subject to possible further updates.
In April 2017 two simulated Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) Flexible Combined Imager (FCI) Level 1C datasets were released, with the aim of familiarising users with the format of the data to be distributed.
Release of Simulated compressed MTG FCI Level 1C datasets