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Operational Results

Semi-Operational Results

At this time, GOES-10 is on its way from the storages slot at 105W to the GOES-WEST operational slot at 135W.

Early Infrared Sounding Data

Early Multi-Spectral Images

Early Visible Images

Early Infrared Images

First Infrared Image

First GOES-10 infrared images (Baja sector) on 20 August 1997. These images were taken with GOES-10 inverted from its normal north-south orientation, in order to run the solar array backwards after the array stuck while being run forwards (see the GOES-10 Status Report.)
At the time, NESDIS could not process or broadcast inverted images. So, these small pictures of the Baja region were custom-processed on a workstation and delivered as "screen shots". The pictures show no signs of radiometric problems. They look strange because the brightness is proportional to true infrared radiance (i.e. land is hot and bright, while clouds are cold and dark).

First Visible Image

GOES-10 first visible image 13 May 1997, 1900 UTC. This is a screen-size image with about 16 km resolution at nadir (0.6 MB download, 0.9 MB GIF).
Some higher resolution images were created for better viewing and printing: Technical tip: using Adobe Photoshop, you can roam and zoom through the high-resolution full-disk images, provided you have the MBytes of scratch disk space.

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