GOES Surface and Insolation Products
Entry ID: gov.noaa.class.GSIP

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Abstract: ABSTRACT: The GOES Surface and Insolation Products (GSIP) is a high spatial resolution (1/8 x 1/8 degrees) solar radiation product estimated from the GOES-East and -West Imager radiance measurements hourly for the Extended Northern Hemisphere scan sector and every three hours for the Full Disk scan sector. The products contain upwelling and downwelling shortwave (0.2-4.0 micrometers) and visible ... View entire text

Purpose: PURPOSE: To provide highly accurate and high-resolution insolation data with expanded spatial coverage over land and ocean.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 60.0   S: -60.0   E: -15.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSDPD > Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Dataset Title: GOES Surface and Insolation Products
Dataset Release Date: 2009-04-02
Data Presentation Form: Raster Digital Data
Online Resource: http://www.class.noaa.gov/saa/products/search?sub_id=0&datatype_fam...
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2009-04-02
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.125 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.125 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 10 km - < 50 km or approximately .09 degree - < .5 degree
Quality ATTRIBUTE ACCURACY REPORT: Based on the analyses of a year-worth of data, the accuracy of instantaneous SW surface downward flux (insolation) is -80, +60 W/m2 with root mean square errors of 60-140 W/m2. Accuracy of monthly averages are -10 W/m2 over land and 5-20 W/m2 over water. The monthly root mean square errors of are 5-25 W/m2, depending on location.

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.
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Data Center
Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.class.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Email: info at class.noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
Distribution Format: netCDF Version 3.6.3
Fees: FTP is free. Optical disks = $25.00, magnetic tape = $100 + service and handling
Phone: 301-763-8053 x 111
Email: istvan.laszlo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
5211 Auth Road
City: Camp Springs
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20746
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-08-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-11-04
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