GOES-East Surface Solar Irradiance

IDENTIFICATION
DescriptionEstimation of the solar irradiance reaching the Earth surface derived from the 0.6 µm visible channel of the imager on board the geostationary satellite GOES. Algorithm is a physical parametrization applied separately to every pixel of a satellite image to derive an instantaneous field of the Surface Solar Irradiance. The hourly product is interpolated at rounded UT hours, by a pixel dependant temporal interpolation between two consecutive satellite images. The value in the daily product is the integration of all the hourly values in the UT day. The product is remapped onto a 0.05° regular grid and expressed in W/m2.
Product typeNear real time productThumbnail
StatusOperational
IdentifierOSI-306-a
AcronymGOES-E SSI
Acronym for EDC (APNM)ODDLISSI
Product navigator referenceEO:EUM:DAT:GOES:OSI-306-A-H
CHARACTERISTICS
Processing levelL3
Satellite inputGOES-16/ABI
Other inputNWP outputs (water content profiles), cloud classification
Frequency24 per day + 1 per day
Central time00:00, 01:00, …, 23:00 – 12:00
Timeliness2 h
Spatial coverageWest Atlantic East Pacific : 60N-60S 135W-15W
Spatial sampling0.05° Lat-Lon
ProjectionCylindrical equidistant
Characteristics & methodsPhysical method
ACCURACY REQUIREMENTS
Thresold accuracymonthly relative bias : 20%, monthly relative Std. Deviation : 50%
Target accuracymonthly (TBC) relative bias : 10%, monthly relative Std. Deviation :30%
Optimal accuracymonthly relative bias : 0%, monthly relative Std. Deviation :10%
Verification/validation methodroutine comparison with pyranometer measurements
DATA ACCESS
Diffusion mean(s) and format(s)EUMETCast (NetCDF4)
LML FTP Server (NetCDF4)
EDC (NetCDF4)
Main FTP serverLML FTP server (hosted by Ifremer)Other FTP server,
other mean(s) to access main server
backup LML FTP server (last 7 days)
Thredds
HTTPS
EUMETCastEUMETCastDiscovery mean(s)
EUMETSAT Data CentreEDC
Applications and usersOcean atmosphere studies. OSI SAF ProducerMétéo-France
VIEW MORE DOCUMENTATION
Product web pageDescriptionProduct User ManualPUM
Live production statusStatus
Last products at a glanceQuicklookScientific Validation ReportSVR
Continuous monitoringQuality
HISTORY, COMMENTS
  • Only available in NetCDF-4 format
  • GOES-16 (GOES-R) is the first GOES new generation.
  • EUMETSAT product navigator reference for daily product : EO:EUM:DAT:GOES:OSI-306-A-D
  • This temporary product (processed with a temporary chain previously processing OSI-306) replaces OSI-306 and will be replaced by OSI-306-b.

From December 2017 to beginning of June 2018, significant amount of GOES-East data were missing or late on EUMETCast and disturbed the OSI SAF production based on GOES-East. From 2018-06-07, GOES-East data are received in the OSI SAF production centre (Météo-France Lannion) directly from the satellite.

Distributed as a pre-operational until 12/11/2018, operational from 13/11/2018.

Authorised to be operational/released26/10/2017
Declared operational/released14/12/2017
Expected date for operational/released14/12/2017
On EUMETCast since14/12/2017
In EDC since14/12/2017
First product date14/12/2017