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New Products on SLIDER

RAMMB Weekly Update

As part of the Advanced Concepts Enabling Situational and Hazards Awareness via Imagery (ACES-HAI) project at CIRA, we have been developing advanced variations of our flagship GeoColor product, including GeoProxy (a blend of GeoColor with CIRA’s ProxyVis to highlight maritime low clouds at night), GeoDEBRA (a blend of GeoColor with CIRA’s DEBRA dust detection algorithm to improve dust detection), and GeoSST (a blend of GeoColor with NOAA’s Advanced Clear Sky Processor for Oceans [ACSPO] sea surface temperature [SST] retrieval product). Now, these products are available from Himawari-9 for the first time on SLIDER ( An example of Himawari-9 GeoSST is shown in the figure below. In addition, GeoProxy is available from Geo-KOMPSAT-2a (GK2A). These products are available on the Full Disk sector. These new products are complementary with similar products from GOES-16 and GOES18 that have been available on SLIDER since 2022. A full suite of RGB composite products (e.g. Fire Temperature RGB, Airmass RGB, Day Cloud Phase Distinction RGB, etc.) is also now available on the Himawari-9 “Japan” and “Mesoscale” sectors for the first time, with the addition of the GK2A “Extended Local Area” [ELA] sector imagery coming soon. (POC: Curtis Seaman, Zayd Amundson, Natalie Tourville, CIRA;;; ) Funding: GOES-R

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The Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB) of NOAA/NESDIS conducts research on the use of satellite data to improve analysis, forecasts and warnings for regional and mesoscale meteorological events. RAMMB is co-located with the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.