GSIP - GOES Surface and Insolation Products

Data Usage Guidance/Restrictions

The operational data for this datatype is available to all registered CLASS users. Pre-operational data may be restricted to authorized users. To become an authorized user, send a request to the CLASS Help Desk.

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Dataset Name

Datatset Definition SAT = 2 digit Sat. ID, PRODTYPE =(GEDISK|GWDISK|GENHEM|GWNHEM), YYYY = 4 digit year, DDD = 3 digit julian day, TIME = 4 digit UTC time, and nc = NetCDF file ext. Example:

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GOES East Full Disk Scan Sector
GOES East Northern Hemisphere Extended Scan Sector
GOES West Full Disk Scan Sector
GOES West Northern Hemisphere Extended Scan Sector

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Inventory ID

A unique numerical ID assigned to the dataset for CLASS inventory purposes.

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Abbreviation that identifies the satellite that acquired the dataset.

Listed below are the definitions of the abbreviated satellite IDs:

GOES - 11
GOES - 12
GOES - 13

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Refers to the time span of interest to the user. This section of the search page allows the user to define the range of dates/times of interest.

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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the international time standard. It is the current term for what was referred to as Greenwich Meridian Time (GMT). Zero (0) hours UTC is midnight in Greenwich England, which lies on the zero longitudinal meridian. Universal time is based on a 24 hour clock, therefore, afternoon hours such as 4 pm UTC are expressed as 16:00 UTC (sixteen hours, zero minutes).

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