GOES-15 Visible Calibration
Update for the Month of January
Date/Time Issued: January 16, 2020 2205ZM-B
Product(s) or Data Impacted:M-BM-B All products from visible channel
Date/Time of Initial Impact:M-BM-B January 14, 2020 0930Z
Date/Time of Expected End:M-B Until Next Month's Coefficient Update
Length of Outage:M-B N/A
and Specifics of
On 14 January 2020, the following update of the calibration coefficients, based on post-launch vicarious calibration at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, was implemented for the Imager visible channel of GOES-15 at 0930Z. These coefficients are intended to be optimal on 28 January, two weeks after the planned implementation date.
This notification no longer includes updates to the Imager visible channel calibration coefficients for GOES-13, since GOES-13 is no longer GOES-EAST.
The following update of the calibration coefficients, based on post-launch vicarious calibration at NOAA/NESDIS/STAR, is recommended for the currently operational GOES-15 Imager visible channel. These coefficients are expected to be implemented on the second Tuesday of the Update Month listed below and optimal on the fourth Tuesday of the Update Month (in the middle of the two scheduled updates).
Update Month: January
Update Year: 2020
Current post-launch calibration coefficient: 1.64044
Previous post-launch calibration coefficient: 1.63456
Initial calibration coefficient: 1.0
Initial calibration date: 2001114000000000
The date format is: YYYYDDDHHMMSSmmm, where YYYY = year, DDD = day of the year, HH = hour, MM = minute, SS = seconds, mmm = msec.
The coefficient provided is a gain that is to be applied to the Visible channel counts-to-radiance conversion
Op_R = Coefficient * Pre_R
where Pre_R is pre-launch gain for the channel and Op_R is the new gain -- the gain after the coefficient listed as "Current post-launch calibration coefficient" is applied.
The initial coefficient has been normalized to 1.0 for the purposes of this post-launch calibration.
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