THE CEOS DATABASE : Missions, Instruments and Measurements
CEOS EO HANDBOOK – INSTRUMENT SUMMARY - Imager -
Full Name Imager Status Operational
Instrument Agencies NOAA Maturity High Heritage - Operational
Instrument Type Imaging multi-spectral radiometers (vis/IR) Geometry Earth disk scanning
Instrument Technology Multi-purpose imaging Vis/IR radiometer Sampling Imaging
Data Access Open Access Data Format NetCDF, RAW, GIF, JPEG, etc.
Measurements and Applications Measures cloud cover, atmospheric radiance, winds, atmospheric stability, rainfall estimates. Used to provide severe storm warnings/ monitoring day and night (type, amount, storm features).
Resolution Summary 10 km
[Best Resolution: 10000m]
Swath Summary Full Earth disk
Accuracy Summary
Waveband Summary GOES 8 - 11: VIS: 1 channel (8 detectors), IR: 4 channels: 3.9 µm, 6.7 µm, 10.7 µm and 12 µm, GOES 12 - Q: VIS: 1 channel (8 detectors), IR: 4 channels: 3.9 µm, 6.7 µm, 10.7 µm and 13.3 µm
VIS (~0.40 µm - ~0.75 µm)
NIR (~0.75 µm - ~1.3 µm)
Instrument Measurements
Measurements Overview
CategoryParameter
Atmospheric WindsWind profile (horizontal)
Cloud type, amount and cloud top temperatureCloud imagery
Cloud top temperature
Liquid water and precipitation ratePrecipitation intensity at the surface (liquid or solid)
Multi-purpose imagery (land)Fire fractional cover
Multi-purpose imagery (ocean)Ocean imagery and water leaving spectral radiance
Radiation budgetUpward long-wave irradiance at TOA
Surface temperature (land)Land surface temperature
Fire temperature
Surface temperature (ocean)Sea surface temperature
Thematic Links Global Climate Observing System Essential Climate Variables (GCOS ECVs)
ECVDescriptionProduct(s)ECV Inventory 3.0 Record(s)
Cloud Properties click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Earth Radiation Budget click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Fire click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Land Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Ocean Colour click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Precipitation click here click here Record ID: 10440
NOAA Climate Data Record (CDR) of Precip...
Sea Surface Temperature click here click here search ECV Inventory records
Wind speed and direction (upper-air) click here click here Atmospheric Motion Vectors (GOES and HIM...
Instrument Missions
GOES-8 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 8 (1994 - 2003)
GOES-9 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 9 (1995 - 2005)
GOES-10 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 10 (1997 - 2006)
GOES-11 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 11 (2000 - 2011)
GOES-12 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 12 (2001 - 2013)
EWS-G1 - Electro-optical Infrared Weather System Geostationary - 1 (2006 - 2022)
GOES-14 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 14 (2009 - 2030)
GOES-15 - Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - 15 (2010 - 2028)
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