From our colleagues at NASA SPoRT, here are a couple animations of the first GOES-16 imagery (Air Mass RGB and Band 2 or 0.64 um imagery at 500 m resolution!!!). Enjoy!
Today GOES-16 data started flowing over the AWIPS Satellite Broadcast Network (SBN/NOAAPort) data feed. SPoRT is able to ingest this data into a test AWIPS system to view an analyze the imagery. Over the past several years, SPoRT has had an active role in transitioning proxy GOES-R multispectral (i.e. RGB) imagery derived from polar-orbiting sensors to prepare NWS offices and National Centers for advanced capabilities available with GOES-16. Below is animation of the Air Mass RGB in which forecasters can use to analyze temperature and moisture characteristics surrounding synoptic scale systems and stratospheric air intrusions to anticipate rapid cyclogenesis. Although this RGB is not available to NWS forecasters today, SPoRT is working with the Total Operational Weather Readiness – Satellites (TOWR-S) team to transition the capability to derive client side RGBs in AWIPS-II to NWS offices.
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