Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Mode Change

Date/Time Issued: November 26, 2018 2020 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI Data

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 4, 2018 1800 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: December 4, 2018 2200 UTC

Length of Event: 4 hours

Details/Specifics of Change:

On December 4, 2018 at 1800 UTC, the GOES-16 (GOES-EAST) and GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imagers (ABI) will operate in Continuous Full Disk Mode (mode 4) for 4 hours for testing storage updates. Continuous Full Disk Mode means products will be generated for Full Disk only, every 5 minutes.

This test will be cancelled in the event of a Critical Weather Day declaration prior to the event start.


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