GOES Satellite Data - Block 11
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.GVAR_B11

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Summary
Abstract: ABSTRACT: GVAR is the data transmission format used to broadcast environmental data measured by the independent GOES Imager and Sounder instruments. The Block 11 data files contain ancillary imager instrument data and metadata that may be useful to expert users as well as the raw soundings that have occurred over a one hour period.

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition

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Purpose: PURPOSE: Useful for scientists and engineers looking at the history of the health of satellite instruments. Also contains raw Sounder data. See GOES Satellite Data - Sounder for a more user friendly formatted dataset.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA > NOAA CLASS
Description: Download options for GOES Satellite Data - Block 11.


Link: VIEW EXTENDED METADATA
Description: View Source Metadata document from the Metadata Manager and Repository (NMMR).


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Web site provides information and links about the Geostationary Satellites.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: NASA web site that provides links to GOES images, information and news.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Covers the three basic satellite systems, the GOES Spacecraft System, the GOES Spacecraft Support Subsystem, and the Product Generation and Distribution Subsystem.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: The purpose of this standard is to provide extensions to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata for describing geospatial data obtained from remote sensing.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Description of GOES I-M Imager from NASA website.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Information about GOES I-M Imager.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: A summary and technical overview of the GOES I-M system, its satellites, subsystems, sensor suite, and associated ground communication and data handling subsystems.


Link: VIEW RELATED INFORMATION
Description: Information about GOES sensors and satellites. PDF document published by Space Systems Loral under contract with NASA at Goddard Space Flight Center, home of the GOES Project Office.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 53.0 S: 6.0  E: -64.0  W: -178.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11
Dataset Release Date: 1995-07-02
Online Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa...


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-07-02


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE


Science Keywords
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS >ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING >SENSOR CHARACTERISTICS >THERMAL PROPERTIES


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE


Platform
GOES-10 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 10    [Information]
GOES-11 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 11    [Information]
GOES-8 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 8    [Information]
GOES-9 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 9    [Information]
GOES-12 >Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12    [Information]


Instrument
GOES I-M SOUNDER    [Information]
GOES I-M IMAGER    [Information]


Project
ESIP >Earth Science Information Partners Program    [Information]


Quality
LOGICAL CONSISTENCY REPORT: IPD/NESDIS sends XML files to CLASS containing details of bad/missing scanlines by band.

COMPLETENESS REPORT: When the GOES spacecraft enters and leaves the Earth's shadow the Imager and Sounder are idle prior to and following eclipse. For more information go to URL: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/koz-eclipse/koz-eclipse.htm.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The GOES Support System includes the Command and Data Acquisition (CDA) Station at Wallops Island, VA, and the Satellite Operations and Control Center (SOCC) at Suitland, MD. At the CDA station, raw instrument data and telemetry are read out from the satellite. Data are processed, calibrated, earth-located and converted to GOES Variable data format (GVAR) and rebroadcast to the satellite along with spacecraft command schedules. The GVAR data are then broadcast to direct readout users.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: GVAR data ingested by NOAA is processed further in that Block 11 is stripped away and created as two separate datasets, GOES Satellite Data - Sounder and GOES Satellite Data - Block 11. The remaining GVAR data contains only Imager data in blocks 0 -10.

LINEAGE/PROCESS STEP:
PROCESS DESCRIPTION: The earlest GVAR data from GOES-8 and GOES-9 had been recorded on Sony U-Matic Cassettes up until October 1997. Beginning in October 1997, SSEC switched to IBM 3590 tapes, capable of storing approximately 20 Gb of data. The data on U-Matic cassettes were pulled and copied onto IBM 3590 tapes under a "data rescue" agreement with NCDC. The data rescue project of the entire GOES archive was completed sometime in early 2003. Per directed ESDIM funding for FY 2001, NCD.
SOURCE USED CITATION ABBREVIATION: GOES_Level_0
SOURCE USED CITATION ABBREVIATION: GVAR_Data
SOURCE USED CITATION ABBREVIATION: GOES analogue archive
PROCESS DATE: Not complete
PROCESS DATE: Not complete
PROCESS DATE: 2003
SOURCE PRODUCED CITATION ABBREVIATION: GVAR_Data
SOURCE PRODUCED CITATION ABBREVIATION: gov.noaa.class:GVAR_B11
SOURCE PRODUCED CITATION ABBREVIATION: GOES digital archive

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .
TYPE OF SOURCE MEDIA: raw satellite data and telemetry .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 1994 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 1994 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 19940831 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition .
SOURCE CITATION ABBREVIATION: GOES_Level_0 .
SOURCE CONTRIBUTION: Raw satellite data from which GOES Sounder datasets are derived. Prior to July 12, 2004 the source of the GOES data came from Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin.

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .
TYPE OF SOURCE MEDIA: processed satellite data .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 1994 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 1994 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 19940831 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: upon processing .
SOURCE CITATION ABBREVIATION: GVAR_Data .
SOURCE CONTRIBUTION: Level 1 imager and sounder data from GOES satellites from which products are generated. It is 1a before it is retransmitted to the direct readout users. NOAA archives the reprocessed GOES data, which has been calibrated.

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSO > Office of Satellite Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .

LINEAGE/SOURCE INFORMATION:
ORIGINATOR: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD/IPD > Information Processing Division, Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce .
TITLE: GOES Data - Raw Level 0 .
TITLE: GVAR Data .
TITLE: GOES Satellite Data - Block 11 . Unpublished material . Unknown .
PUBLICATION DATE: 1995-07-02.
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/index.htm .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://goes.gsfc.nasa.gov/ .
ONLINE LINKAGE: http://www.class.noaa.gov/nsaa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fa... .
TYPE OF SOURCE MEDIA: satellite data .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 1994 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 1994 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/BEGINNING TIME: 19940831 .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE TIME PERIOD OF CONTENT/ENDING TIME: Present .
SOURCE CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: upon processing .
SOURCE CITATION ABBREVIATION: gov.noaa.class:GVAR_B11 .
SOURCE CONTRIBUTION: The Block 11 data files contain ancillary imager instrument data and metadata that may be useful to expert users as well as the raw soundings that have occurred over a one hour period.


Access Constraints
ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: None

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Disclaimer - While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.


Use Constraints
None


Keywords
Telemetry


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.class.noaa.gov/
Dataset ID: ______GVAR_B11 ____

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA'S CLASS HELP DESK
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA



Distribution
Distribution_Format: binary GVAR block format
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling


Personnel
AXEL GRAUMANN
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (828) 271-4850 ext. 3183
Fax: (828) 271-4328
Email: NCDC.satorder at noaa.gov
Email: Axel.Graumann at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue, Room 120
City: Asheville
Province or State: North Carolina
Postal Code: 28801-5001


ANNA MILAN
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-5099
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: Anna.Milan at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC4
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-03

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