Provisional GOES-16 Data Now Available in the Environmental Data Commons


We are very pleased to announce the availability of provisional data from the GOES-16 satellite in the OCC Environmental Data Commons (EDC). The data is made available as part of the NOAA Big Data Project (BDP).

The GOES-16 instrument suite includes three types of instruments: Earth sensing, solar imaging, and space environment measuring. The data is being made available in a NetCDF file format and are referenced in an angular system (x & y coordinates measure radians).

As part of the OCC EDC some initial tools are provided to jump start community use of the dataset. Initial tools include Docker images, Python notebooks and GDAL tools. We strongly welcome additional contributions to help ensure maximum utility of this valuable dataset. To get involved contact us at or add to the available repos on the OCC Github page.

This dataset is being generously hosted by The Research Computing Center (RCC) at the University of Chicago, an OCC Member.

Visit the GOES-16 Page on the EDC to learn more about how to get and work with the data.

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