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Announcement: Please visit out new web application, SLIDER, for every pixel of real-time GOES-16 and Himawari-8 imagery.

Synthetic Imagery - Hyperspectral Environmental Suite (HES)

The HES Instrument

The proposed GOES-R HES instrument will have improved spectral resolution by 2 orders of magitude: from 19 channels on the current GOES sounder to over 1000. In addition, the horizontal resolution decreases from 10-km to 6-km. The synthetic loops below are meant to simulate four derived product images (DPI): precipitable water, CAPE, CIN, and Lifted Index.

Severe Weather Simulation - 8 May 2003

Severe Case GOES-R

Simulated GOES-R HES Precipitable Water DPI at 6-km grid spacing. Click the image for a loop.

Severe Case GOES-R

Simulated GOES-R HES Lifted Index DPI at 6-km grid spacing. Click the image for a larger version.

Severe Case GOES-R

Simulated GOES-R HES CAPE DPI at 6-km grid spacing. Click the image larger version.

Severe Case GOES-R

Simulated GOES-R HES Convective Inhibition DPI at 6-km grid spacing. Click the image for a loop.

Additional synthetic imagery, as well as a number of observed satellite images can be found in the Case Study Database