GOES-17 arrived to the 137.2W, GOES-West position, on Nov 13. Dataflow from GOES-17 resumed on Nov 15. The below examples exemplify the scope of ABI sector coverage from the GOES-West position.
GOES-17 full disk sector imagery (updates every 15-minutes when in mode 3, every 5-minutes when in mode 4) from 137.2W includes much of North America (with best coverage over western parts) and much of the Pacific Ocean (with best coverage over eastern parts). The sector includes coverage of Hawaii and Alaska. Below are examples of GOES-17 Full Disk VIS, IR, and WV from 137.2W.
GOES-17 CONUS sector imagery (updates every 5-minutes) from 137.2W includes the western 1/3 of the US and Hawaii. Below are examples of GOES-17 CONUS VIS and IR imagery from 137.2W.
Like it’s predecessor, GOES-17 has two movable 1-min mesoscale sectors. These sectors can image anywhere within the full disk. Below is an example of the two GOES-17 mesoscale sectors with IR imagery from the default “GOES-West” mesoscale sectors positions.
Finally, full disk imagery of all 16 GOES-17 ABI channels from the 137.2 GOES-West position.
A reminder that GOES-17 is expected to become the operational “GOES-West” on Dec 10. As of the writing of this post, imagery is preliminary and non-operational.
Bill Line, NWS