GOES-R Launch on November 19, 2016


GOES-R satellite instruments collect three times more data and provide four times better resolution of images of events taking place above Earth's surface...
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GOES-R Mission

GOES-R Series Products Overview

NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Other GOES-R Data

GOES-R Terrestrial Data (ABI and GLM)

Details on ABI Cal/Val

GOES-R Space Weather

GOES-16 Status: L1b Data Available for Instruments that have reached Provisional;
GOES-17 Status: Instruments Undergoing Post-launch Testing, Data Currently Restricted
Access L1b Data (L2 data are forthcoming)

L1b data for GOES-16 space weather instruments are available in provisional status, including:

Preliminary SUVI images are available for the solar flares on Sept. 6 and 10, 2017. More instrument data will follow during the summer and fall of 2018. Time-series L1b data are provided in daily netCDF files. Recent SUVI L1b images will be available in FITS format, while archived SUVI files will be in netCDF.

L2 data will be available on a rolling basis as products reach maturity. L2 time series data will be in netCDF format, while SUVI files will be in FITS.

Image of GOES-R satellite

The following tables provide an overview of the L1b and L2 Space Weather products that will eventually be available.

Instrument Product Observation Interval Description
Extreme Ultraviolet (EUVS) and X-ray Irradiance (XRS) Sensors
EXIS EUVS L1b Solar Flux: EUV ≤ 30 seconds EUV lines, MG II index and EUV modeled spectra. More details
EXIS XRS L1b Solar Flux: X-Ray 1 second Soft X-ray fluxes. More details
Magnetometer L1b Geomagnetic Field 0.1 second (10 Hz) Estimated ambient magnetic field in four coordinate reference frames. More details
Space Environment In Situ Suite
SEISS EHIS L1b Energetic Heavy Ions 5 minutes Heavy ion differential fluxes derived from in situ measurements of heavy ion count rates. More details
SEISS MPS-Lo L1b Magnetospheric Electrons and Protons: Low Energy 1 second Fluxes of relatively low energy electrons and ions derived from in situ measurements of electron and ion count rates. More details
SEISS MPS-HI L1b Magnetospheric Electrons and Protons: High Energy 1 second Fluxes of medium and high energy electrons and protons derived from in situ measurements of electron and proton count rates. More details
SEISS SGPS L1b Solar and Galactic Protons 1 second Fluxes of very high energy protons derived from in situ measurements of proton count rates. More details
Solar Ultraviolet Imager
SUVI L1b Solar Imagery: EUV 10 seconds Solar images at six wavelengths and multiple radiance level ranges in support of viewing the sun during different types of solar activity. Image exposures are 10 msec or 1 sec. More details
Instrument Product Description
Extreme Ultraviolet (EUVS) and X-ray Irradiance (XRS) Sensors
EUVS High Resolution High time and spectral resolution EUVS measurements
EUVS 1-min Averages Spectral lines, Mg II index and proxy spectra
EUVS Daily Averages
XRS 1-second Fluxes
XRS 1-min Averages
XRS Event Detection List of solar flares with times, flare classes and integrated fluxes
XRS Daily Background Daily X-ray background
XRS Flare Location Based on XRS quad diode measurements
Coordinate Systems Magnetic field readings in geophysical coordinates
1-min Averages Averages of 10 Hz magnetometer field readings
Quiet Fields Magnetic field deviation from quiescent state
Geo-magnetopause Crossing Location of magnetopause and identification of when geo-magnetopause crosses satellite paths (Demo)
Space Environment In Situ Suite
Averages 1-min. and 5-min. averages for the Magnetospheric Particle Sensors (MPS-HI and MPS-LO) and for the Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor (SGPS)
Integral Flux Averaged particle counts with respect to time, area, and energy range, adjusted for detector variation
Moments Particle flux characteristics including bulk velocity and temperature
Spacecraft Charging Characterization of surface and internal spacecraft charging potential
Event Detection Proton event detection (SGPS)
Rate of Rise Rate at which integral flux is increasing
LET Linear Energy Transfer measurements (measurement of harmful radiation)
Solar Ultraviolet Imager
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images HDR images of the solar disk assembled from six different SUVI wavelengths
Fixed Difference Images Differences between the current solar image and a fixed reference image
Running Difference Images Differences between current solar image and previous image
Thematic Maps Color-coded images that identify flares, bright regions, coronal holes, and other solar features
Bright Regions Reports on bright/active regions
Flare Locations Reports on solar flares
Coronal Hole Boundaries Shape files for coronal hole boundaries
Auxiliary Files: Satellite Location Satellite location in multiple coordinates