GOES-East in special mode next week


Next week, NOAA will perform a test of Full Disk scan every 10 minutes instead of 15 minutes for GOES-16 ABI from 2019-02-19T15:00:00Z to 2019-02-22T15:00:00Z.

Usual H+15 and H+45 input data will not exist during the test period.

The OSI SAF processing for hourly products will use input data at only H+00 and H+30.

We expect no interruption of the production but the products will be built with different input data from usual.

The impacted products are :

[OSI-207-a] GOES-East Sea Surface Temperature

[OSI-305-a] GOES-East Downward Longwave Irradiance

[OSI-306-a] GOES-East Surface Solar Irradiance

In each file, the Global Attribute file_quality_level will be set to 0 (unknown quality) instead of 3 (excellent).

We should come back to the classic processing on 2019-02-22T15:00:00Z and the Global Attribute file_quality_level will be set back to 3 (excellent).