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Products: ABI L1B Continuous Full Disk (Mode 4) Sample Data

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Example of ABI L1b data for each of the 16 bands as simulated from high resolution numerical weather prediction model output and state-of-the-art radiative transfer models.
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The following data are samples of Level-1b (L1b) products that will be generated from Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) data during operations. This data was generated from simulated input data representing full disk imagery from all 16 ABI bands. More details on the simulation of top of the atmosphere ABI radiances can be found in the simulation of top of the atmosphere ABI radiances (pdf) document.

A description of ABI bands and their technical specifications can be found on the GOES-R ABI webpage.

Each file represents imagery for a single ABI band, and these files are in NetCDF format.

The GOES-R Product Definition and Users Guide (PUG) describes the fixed grid navigation and provides details on the L1b product, including potential uses, source data, data fields (including metadata and data quality flags), and file naming conventions. More information can be found in the Product Definition and User's Guide (PUG) Volume 3: Level 1B Products, and PUG Appendix X: ISO Series Metadata.

This data represents an initial set of products generated from the GOES-R ground system during integration and test of L1b algorithms, and is intended to give GOES-R ABI users a first look at the 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 here as they become available.

For questions regarding this sample data, please contact the NESDIS Satellite Products and Services Division.

Technical Info

  • This simulated data was produced by reformatting weather model outputs into raw GOES-R ABI instrument data. This was then processed by the ground segment to produce the provided product files.
  • These products were produced during the ground system integration and test rehearsal #3-2 on June 29, 2016, at 15:00 hours UTC.
  • The software version of the GOES-R ground system at the time of production was data operations #04.00.00.
  • These files are in NetCDF format. For information on this scientific data file type please see the NetCDF User’s Guide.
  • For a list of available software to work with NetCDF data please see Software for Manipulating or Displaying NetCDF Data.
  • GOES-R sample data estimated file sizes.

The data herein is test data only, and the Government is furnishing the data in an as-is condition. The user bears all responsibility for inspecting such data prior to use, and for the manner in which it utilizes the data. The Government makes no warranty of any kind with respect to this data.