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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. is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services


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