CIRA's NOAA and NWS Proving Ground Products for GOES-16/17 (235)

Ed Szoke, CIRA & NOAA/ESRL/GSD, Boulder, CO

Dan Bikos, CIRA

Bernie Connell, CIRA

Renate Brummer, CIRA

Hiro Gosden, CIRA



NOTE: poster listed in preference but talk is okay as well

The GOES-16 (and soon GOES-17) era has brought a wealth of new satellite data to NWS and NOAA National Center forecasters with many new channels and a number of baseline and other (RGB) products. Most of the baseline products are now operational and forecasters continue to learn how best to use all the new data. However, even as this happens developers have improvements that could be made to existing products as well as additional products that might prove valuable to operational forecasters. Demonstrating these new products is a continuing goal of the GOES-R Proving Ground, an ongoing effort that CIRA (the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere) has been an active participant in since 2008, along with Proving Ground partners NASA SPoRT and CIMSS. Active Proving Ground efforts had a bit of a hiatus during the past year as GOES-16 imagery and baseline products were introduced to forecasters, but now that most AWIPS-II and other issues associated with the new data have been resolved, it will be once again possible to demonstrate potential new products through the GOES-R Proving Ground. CIRA has been active in this regard with products demonstrated at many NWS WFOs as well as National Centers. A big advantage of demonstrating new products now that GOES-16 is operational is that the products will be able to use the new satellite data, enabling them to be presented with much higher time and(/or) space resolution than had typically been possible before, when MODIS or synthetic imagery was often used. In this presentation we will discuss the products that CIRA is currently demonstrating as well as potential future products that will soon be available for testing. We will show examples of the products and describe how interested WFOs can get these products on their AWIPS-II systems for testing.