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GOES-8 and -9 data ingest and public file service at NASA-GSFC
Author(s): Dennis Chesters; Om Sharma; A. Frederick Hasler; Torben N. Nielsen
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Paper Abstract

Desktop computers have evolved to the point where they can process GOES variable-length (GVAR) data blocks at 1 Gbyte/hour, despite the complexity of the data stream and the varied demands of realtime users. Because of the lack of off-the-shelf GVAR processing packages before the launch of GOES-I in 1994, we assembled a custom open system at NASA- GSFC to automatically ingest, process and disseminate full- resolution GOES-8 and GOES-9 imagery 24 hours per day. This data service is now widely used by the internet community. The hardware-software package described here can be copied freely. Similar systems are now available from commercial vendors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2812, GOES-8 and Beyond, (18 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.254063
Show Author Affiliations
Dennis Chesters, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Om Sharma, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
A. Frederick Hasler, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Torben N. Nielsen, Univ. of Hawaii/Honolulu (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2812:
GOES-8 and Beyond
Edward R. Washwell, Editor(s)

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