Topic:M-B NESDISM-BOperationalM-BGlobal Hydro-Estimator (GHE) Products will be updated to include GOES-17 dataM-Bon December 30, 2019

Date/Time (UTC) Message Issued:M-B December 5, 2019 2010 UTC

Product(s) or Data Impacted:M-B Global Hydro-Estimator ProductsM-B

Date/Time of Initial Impact: December 30, 2019 1500 UTC

Date/Time of Expected End: n/a

Length of Event: n/a

Details/Specifics of Change:M-BM-B

On December 30 at 15:00 UTC, the GOES-15 will be replaced by GOES-17 in Global Hydro-Estimator (GHE) products. The rainfall estimates delivered from GOES-17 radiance data with the Hydro-Estimator (HE) algorithm will be used in the GHE. Based on our evaluation, the impact of the change from GOES-15 to GOES-17 is minimal, so the transition to GHE users should be transparent. To ensure a smooth transition, we have also made some test data available for you to check out in case you need to do an evaluation. M-B

Contact Information for Further Information:M-B Limin.Zhao@noaa.govM-BM-B and/or ESPCoperation at 301 817-3880

Web Site(s) for applicable information:M-B