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ADMNES
SUBJECT: ADMINISTRATIVE: GOES-15 (GOES-WEST) SOUNDER EAST-WEST
*TOPIC: *GOES-15 (GOES-WEST) SOUNDER EAST-WEST SCAN MIRROR EMISSIVITY
COEFFICIENTS WILL BE UPDATED ON NOVEMBER 25, 2014.

*DATE/TIME ISSUED:*  NOVEMBER 24, 2014 1730 UTC

*PRODUCT(S) OR DATA IMPACTED:* GOES-15 (GOES-WEST) SOUNDER GVAR DATA
*
**DATE/TIME OF INITIAL IMPACT:*  NOVEMBER 25, 2014  2100 UTC
*
**DATE/TIME OF EXPECTED END: * PERMANENT CHANGE
*
**LENGTH OF OUTAGE:*  N/A
*
**DETAILS/SPECIFICS OF CHANGE:*

ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014, THE NEW SCAN MIRROR EMISSIVITY
COEFFICIENTS FOR GOES-15 SOUNDER WILL BE PROMOTED TO THE GOES
OPERATIONS
DURING HOUSEKEEPING AT 2045 UTC.

THE EXISTING GOES-15 (GOES-WEST) SOUNDER EAST-WEST EMISSIVITY
COEFFICIENTS IN USE SINCE GOES-15 POST LAUNCH TEST HAVE BEEN IN SLIGHT
ERROR, AND THE NEW EMISSIVITY COEFFICIENTS DELIVERED BY THE INSTRUMENT
VENDOR WILL CORRECT THESE ERRORS. UPON THIS CHANGEOVER USERS CAN EXPECT
TO SEE SMALL IMPROVEMENT IN ACCURACY OF THE GOES-15 (GOES-WEST) SOUNDER
CALIBRATED RADIANCES, MOST NOTICEABLY ON CHANNEL 8 (11 UM BAND).  THE
IMPROVEMENT IS NOT UNIFORM, AND WILL DEPEND ON BOTH THE DETECTED EARTH
SCENE TEMPERATURE AND THE TIME-OF-DAY (VIA THE DIURNALLY VARYING
TEMPERATURE OF THE SOUNDER SCAN MIRROR).
*
**CONTACT INFORMATION FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: * ESPC OPERATIONS AT
ESPCOPERATIONS@NOAA.GOV AT 301-817-3880
*
**WEB SITE(S) FOR APPLICABLE INFORMATION:*
SEE HTTP://WWW.SSD.NOAA.GOV/PS/SATS/MESSAGES.HTML FOR THIS AND OTHER
SATELLITE RELATED MESSAGES.
SEE HTTP://WWW.OSPO.NOAA.GOV/OPERATIONS/GOES/CALIBRATION/INDEX.HTML FOR
MORE ON GOES CALIBRATION AND EMISSIVITY.

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