Topic: GOES-17 ABI FPM Setpoint Changes April 8-29, 2022
Date/Time Issued: March 29, 2022 1802 UTC
Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-17 (GOES-West) ABI bands
Date/Time of Initial Impact: April 8, 2022 1500 UTC
Date/Time of Expected End: April 29, 2022 1500 UTC
Length of Outage: 21 days
Details/Specifics of Change:
From April 8, 2022 through April 29, 2022, the operational setpoint of GOES-17 ABI will be adjusted to mitigate the impacts of the elevated focal plane module (FPM) temperatures on imagery and maintain the maximum nominal hours of water vapor imagery. See GOES-17 ABI Saturation Prediction Reference Tools for more background information.
The following table summarizes the adjustments to setpoint throughout the April warm period (changes to setpoint are performed at 1500 UTC):
These setpoint changes are independent of the GOES-15 supplemental operations plan scheduled for April 12-18, 2022. These changes are not subject to critical weather day.
Contact Information for Further Information: Joseph.Fiore@noaa.gov, or SPSD User Services at SPSD.UserServices.noaa.gov SPSD.UserServices.noaa.gov
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