The graphical and analytical power of Baron Lynx allows you to deliver a visually compelling presentation of GOES-16 imagery. Here are some ways to customize the system to distinguish your GOES-16 coverage from others in your market, making an effective presentation that tells the real weather story.
- Customize color palettes for all GOES-16 imagery
- Maximize display of GOES-16 products by customizing Lynx map backgrounds
- Draw attention to important details with satellite level customization
- Extrude cloud tops for a more dynamic presentation
- Show static or animated GOES-16 data with live interaction
- Layer GOES-16 data with additional weather data for a more comprehensive view
A Data Innovations subscription is required to receive Baron GOES-16 imagery. No Lynx hardware upgrades or firewall provisions are required to receive this data.
To schedule the GOES-16 update for your Baron Lynx system, please contact us.
- GOES-16 CONUS Visible Satellite (2 km)
- GOES-16 CONUS Infrared Satellite (2 km)
- GOES-16 CONUS Water Vapor (2 km)
Updated every five minutes, these products cover the entire U.S. All provide a high-resolution view of cloud cover, but the Infrared version is also available at night.
Sector over Your Viewing Area
- GOES-16 Visible Sector (½-km)
Each Baron Lynx customer receives a ½-km sector covering their regional viewing area. This product is updated every five minutes.
- Two GOES-16 Visible Floaters (½-km)
- Two GOES-16 Infrared Floaters (2 km)
- Two GOES-16 Water Vapor Floaters (2 km)
NOAA moves floaters to areas of interest each day, such as highly convective environments, affording an extremely high-resolution look at a more specific region. These products are updated every minute, so they produce the smoothest available time lapses.
Advisory on Use of GOES-16 Data
While GOES-16 data have reached provisional validation, the data from GOES-16 are still considered preliminary and are undergoing validation testing. Some of the known issues that users can expect during this period of provisional validation testing include:
- Occasional data outages
- Image striping
- Frame-to-frame registration may be unstable, causing animations to jump
- Navigation may have errors up to 4 km
NOAA and NESDIS have provided the following disclaimer: “Users receiving these data through any dissemination means assume all risk related to their use of GOES-16 data and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.”
It is expected that GOES-16 will also be moved to its permanent East location, and data will be declared operational in late 2017. During the period of time when the satellite is being moved, there will be complete data disruption.