Topic: GOES-16 and GOES-17 ABI transition to mode 6 operations

Date/Time Issued: March 13, 2019 1835 UTC

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

Date/Time of Initial Impact: Week of April 1, 2019 TBD UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: N/A

Length of Event: N/A


Details/Specifics of Change:

NESDIS expects the GOES-16 (GOES-East) and GOES-17 (GOES-West) Advanced Baseline Imagers (ABI) will permanently transition from Flex Mode (mode 3) operations to 10-minute Flex Mode (mode 6) operations during the week of April 1, 2019. Continuous Full Disk Mode (mode 4) will continue to be a secondary operational mode. 10-minute Flex Mode (mode 6) operations is a Full Disk every 10 minutes, CONUS every 5 minutes, and 2 meso domains every minute (or 1 domain every 30 seconds).

A specific day and time of transition will be communicated at a later date.

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