GHRC Published GOES IMPACTS dataset

The NASA Global Hydrology Resource Center (GHRC) DAAC published the GOES IMPACTS dataset. This dataset consists of single reflective band radiance products from the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) onboard the GOES-16 geostationary satellite. These data were collected in support of the Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) field campaign. IMPACTS was a three-year sequence of winter season deployments conducted to study snowstorms over the U.S Atlantic Coast (2020-2022). The campaign aimed to (1) Provide observations critical to understanding the mechanisms of snowband formation, organization, and evolution; (2) Examine how the microphysical characteristics and likely growth mechanisms of snow particles vary across snowbands; and (3) Improve snowfall remote sensing interpretation and modeling to significantly advance prediction capabilities. The GOES IMPACTS dataset files are available in netCDF-4 format from January 1 through February 29, 2020. This dataset contains data from the GOES-16 CONUS and Mesoscale sectors, although IMPACTS uses a subset of the GOES-16 CONUS domain. The complete collection of GOES data is available from the NOAA Comprehensive Large Array-Data Stewardship System (CLASS). It should be noted that this dataset will be updated in subsequent years of the IMPACTS campaign.

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