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NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) I-M and N-P Series Sounder Data

Metadata Updated: September 19, 2023

The NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) series provides continuous measurements of the atmosphere and surface over the Western Hemisphere. The GOES satellites circle the Earth in a geosynchronous orbit, which means they orbit the equatorial plane of the Earth at a speed matching the Earth's rotation. This orbit allows them to hover continuously over one position on the surface of the Earth. The geosynchronous plane is about 35,800 km (22,300 miles) above the Earth, high enough to allow the satellites a full-disc view of the Earth. The GOES-East satellite is positioned over the equator at 75 degrees West longitude, and the GOES-West satellite is positioned at 135 degrees West longitude. The GOES Sounder measures emitted radiation in 18 thermal infrared bands that are sensitive to temperature, moisture, ozone, and reflected solar radiation in one visible band. The spatial resolution is 8 km with 13 bit data transmitted to the GOES receiving facilities. GOES data are used by researchers for understanding interactions between land, ocean, atmosphere, and climate. GOES Variable (GVAR) format is the data transmission format used to broadcast environmental data measured by the independent GOES Imager and Sounder instruments, beginning with GOES-8 launched in 1994. Data distribution formats available to users are raw, AREA, NetCDF, GIF, and JPEG.

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Metadata Date June 23, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 19, 2023
Reference Date(s) August 31, 1994 (publication)
Frequency Of Update continual

Metadata Source

Harvested from ncdc

Graphic Preview

Mosaic of all 19 Sounder channels on GOES-12. Image courtesy of UWI-CIMSS.

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 23, 2023
Metadata Created Date October 28, 2022
Metadata Updated Date September 19, 2023
Reference Date(s) August 31, 1994 (publication)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ncdc:C01593
Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations, (1994): NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) I-M and N-P Series Sounder Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.25921/PHT7-ZF83. [access date]., Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Bbox East Long -5
Bbox North Lat 85
Bbox South Lat -85
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update continual
Graphic Preview Description Mosaic of all 19 Sounder channels on GOES-12. Image courtesy of UWI-CIMSS.
Graphic Preview File https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/pub/data/metadata/images/C01593.gif
Graphic Preview Type GIF
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Harvest Source Id 2cb3ef77-1683-4c2a-9119-dc65e50917c6
Harvest Source Title ncdc
Licence
Lineage
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1994-08-31

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