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GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Mesoscale Sector Data


This data set contains the mesoscale sector data from the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager data collected during the VORTEX-SE 2017 field season. These data started on 23 March 2017. These include all mesoscale sectors taken during VORTEX-SE, so some data are not in the VORTEX-SE area of interest. This data set includes data from 16 spectral bands including two in the visible, four in the near-infrared, and ten in the infrared. These data are in NetCDF format.

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Data Quality preliminary
  • 0.1 (2017-08-16):

    These data were collected when NOAA's GOES-16 satellite had not been declared operational and these data are considered to be preliminary and undergoing testing. Users receiving these data assume all risk related to their use of GOES-16 data and NOAA and NCAR disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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Frequency 1 minute
Language English
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Temporal coverage

Begin datetime 2017-03-23 00:00:00
End datetime 2017-05-08 23:59:59

Spatial coverage

Map data from IBCSO, IBCAO, and Global Topography.

Maximum (North) Latitude: 52.00, Minimum (South) Latitude: 23.00
Minimum (West) Longitude: -125.00, Maximum (East) Longitude: -65.00

Primary point of contact information

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Example citation following ESIP guidelines:

UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. 2017. GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) Mesoscale Sector Data. Version 0.1 [PRELIMINARY]. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. Accessed 19 Sep 2019.

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