GOES Surface and Insolation Products (GSIP), Version 2

Metadata Updated: October 12, 2020

Version 2 of the GOES Surface and Insolation Products (GSIP) is a high spatial resolution (1/8 x 1/8 degrees) solar radiation product estimated from the GOES-East and -West Imager radiance measurements hourly for the Extended Northern Hemisphere scan sector and every three hours for the Full Disk scan sector. The products contain upwelling and downwelling shortwave (0.2-4.0 micrometers) and visible (0.4-0.7 micrometers) radiative fluxes at the top of the atmosphere and at the surface, cloud fraction and skin temperature. In addition to these primary products, cloud phase, visible cloud optical depth, outgoing longwave radiation, as well as derived byproducts (composite clear and cloudy reflectances) and ancillary data (total column amounts of water vapor and ozone) are also included. Compared with the earlier GSIP-CONUS product, the new GSIP products offer an improved accuracy and higher resolution insolation data for domains covering portions of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. These improvements offer better estimates of coral bleaching and provide the high-resolution data needed for validation and forcing of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) surface physics.

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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 1, 2009 (publication)
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Metadata Date November 5, 2018
Metadata Created Date October 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date October 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) March 1, 2009 (publication)
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