+---------------------------------+ | Notification of New Data Stream | +---------------------------------+ This is your notification of a new data stream that we will be distributing from the XDC to the Archive. The following information should fully describe the new data stream. If you have any questions about this, please send them to the sender of this message. Sending to: _x_ Archive (raw data) __ Experiment Center ___ other () File Information: Filename format(s): Raw Data: sgpgoes8diagX1.a1.yymmdd.000000.asc.tar Frequency: sgpgoes8diagX1.a1.yymmdd.000000.asc.tar one file per day. It contains the following individual files: g8_yymmdd_hhmmss_vis_ir.cf_lat.gz one file per half an hour. The maximum is 48 files/day. g8_yymmdd_hhmmss_vis_ir.cf_lon.gz one file per half an hour. The maximum is 48 files/day. g8_yymmdd_hhmmss_vis.cf_lat.gz one file per half an hour. The average is 23 files/day g8_yymmdd_hhmmss_vis.cf_lon.gz one file per half an hour. The average is 23 files/day File size(s): sgpgoes8diagX1.a1.yymmdd.000000.asc.tar ~5410304 bytes/file Source Instrument(s): External Date Source: External Data Center Instrument Mentor(s): Peter Minnett Additional Notes: Two diagnostic files are generated for each file during the ingest process. The two diagnostics are latitude and longitude sections of the image. For each channel (eg. Visible and Infrared) present in the raw file a column is created in the diagnostic files. For sgpgoes8X1, the maximum of diagnostic file per day is 96. For sgpgoes8visX1, the maximum of diagnostic file per day varies from month to month since sgpgoes8visX1.a1 data are processed only for the time when Central Facility is sunlit. The average of diagnostic file for sgpgoes8visX1 is about 46. The diagnostic file is a compressed ASCII file. Diagnostic files can be used to create daily and monthly temporal distribution hovmuller gif files. Web based data viewers use these files to provide a quick overview of the conditions, data quality and data availability during a particular time period as depicted by the satellite imagery. We have files covering 12/15/94 - present. Beginning on 9/22/97, we are planning to send out the three month's worth of backlog data per day for the next couple of days. We will then send the month's worth of data (~30-31 files) at the end of each month.