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GOES Product Production

The GOES Ingest NOAAPORT Interface (GINI) subsystem creates products in real-time from the data provided by the GOES satellites and feeds them to the NCF. GINI creates all products possible from a given scan. That is, if a scan contains enough of the information required to build a given product, GINI will build that product.

GINI is data driven; its products are built in memory and when complete are transmitted serially in the following order:

  • highest resolution visible product, then
  • IR products in channel order.

The largest product created by GINI is the CONUS 1 km visible product (approx. 26 MB) .

When GINI experiences any kind of input interruption, the percentage of data processed is checked against threshold values preset by the operator. The transmission of a given product occurs if the threshold is exceeded. Users are not notified of missed satellite products.




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