Topic: GOES-16 (EAST) Geostationary Lightning Mapper Test
Date/Time Issued: March 3, 2023 1858Z
Product(s) or Data Impacted: GOES-16 GLM
Date/Time of Initial Impact: March 08, 2023 0600Z
Date/Time of Expected End: March 09, 2023 1730Z
Length of Outage: This test consists of four short one hour tests, one at solar midnight, one at the next solar noon, one at the next solar midnight, and one at the next solar noon; they are required to be consecutive.
Details/Specifics of Change: Starting on Wednesday March 08, at 0600 UTC, GOES-16 GLM will perform testing to improve the data product. The outages period are listed below:
- March 08, 0600-0700UTC: 60min GLM outage
- March 08, 1630-1730UTC: 60min GLM outage
- March 09, 0600-0700UTC: 60min GLM outage
- March 09, 1630-1730UTC: 60min GLM outage
This testing will be postponed in the event of a critical weather day being declared prior to the start of each test.