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NOAA GOES-R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 0 Data

GLM-L0

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This data collection consists of archived Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 0 data from the GOES-East and GOES-West satellites in the operational (OPS) and the post-launch test (PLT) phases. The GOES-R Series provides continuity of the GOES mission through 2035 and improvements in geostationary satellite observational data. GOES-16, the first GOES-R satellite, began operating as GOES-East on December 18, 2017. GOES-17 began operating as GOES-West on February 12, 2019. GOES-T launched on March 1, 2022, and was renamed to GOES-18 on March 14, 2022. GOES-U, the final satellite in the series, is scheduled to launch in 2024. GLM is a near-infrared optical transient detector observing the Western Hemisphere. The GLM Level 0 data are composed of Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) packets containing the science, housekeeping, engineering, and diagnostic telemetry data downlinked from the instrument. The Level 0 data files also contain orbit and attitude/angular rate packets generated by the GOES spacecraft. Each CCSDS packet contains a unique Application Process Identifier (APID) in the primary header that identifies the specific type of packet, and is used to support interpretation of its contents. Users may refer to the GOES-R Series Product Definition and Users’ Guide (PUG) Volume 1 (Main) and Volume 2 (Level 0 Products) for Level 0 data documentation. Related instrument calibration data and Level 1b processing information are archived and available for order at the NOAA CLASS website. The GLM Level 0 data files are delivered in a netCDF-4 file format, however, the constituent CCSDS packets are stored in a byte array making the data opaque for standard netCDF reader applications. The GLM Level 0 data files are packaged in hourly tar files (data bundles) by satellite for the archive. Recently ingested archive tar files are available for 14 days on an anonymous FTP server for users to download. Data archived on offline tape may be requested from NCEI.
  • Cite as: GOES-R Series Program, (2019): NOAA GOES-R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 0 Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.25921/qc2r-ps67. [access date].
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Other Access
  • NCEI Support (offlineAccess)
    Users may contact NCEI for more information and to request access to the archived data. User requests must be approved by NCEI and are subject to order fulfillment constraints.
Distribution Formats
  • CCSDS packets stored in netCDF-4
Distributor Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
1-828-271-4800
ncei.orders@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Customer Engagement Branch
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
ncei.sat.info@noaa.gov
Time Period 2017-07-05 to Present
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
West: 141.7005
East: 6.2995
South: -81.3282
North: 81.3282
West: -156.2995
East: 6.2995
South: -81.3282
North: 81.3282
West: 141.7005
East: -55.7005
South: -81.3282
North: 81.3282
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • GOES-R Series Program Documents
    • GOES-R Series Documents
      Product documentation, including the GOES-R Series Product Definition and Users’ Guide (PUG) Volume 1 (Main) and Volume 2 (Level 0 Products).
  • NOAA Comprehensive Large Array-data Stewardship System (CLASS)
    • NOAA CLASS website
      Archived instrument calibration data and Level 1b processing information are available for order.
  • Current GOES Operational Status
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-04-08
Dataset Progress Status Ongoing - data is continually being updated
Data Update Frequency Continual
Purpose The GLM Level 0 data are used for specialized data processing activities. The Level 0 CCSDS packets must be uncompressed, extracted and byte-aligned to create an intermediate Level 1 data product. The subsequent Level 1 data processing extracts the data, and performs the radiometric and geometric corrections.
Use Limitations
  • Level 0 data is for expert users only.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: GOES-R Series Program, (2019): NOAA GOES-R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 0 Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.25921/qc2r-ps67. [access date].
Cited Authors
  • GOES-R Series Program
Resource Providers
  • GOES-R Series Program
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Infrared Wavelengths > Sensor Counts
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Platform Characteristics > Attitude Characteristics
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Platform Characteristics > Orbital Characteristics
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Sensor Characteristics > Electrical Properties
  • Earth Science > Spectral/Engineering > Sensor Characteristics > Thermal Properties
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC > National Climatic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • GOES-16 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 16
  • GOES-17 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 17
  • GOES-18 > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 18
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • GLM > Geostationary Lightning Mapper
Place keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • Geographic Region > Western Hemisphere
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GOES > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: GOES-R Series Program, (2019): NOAA GOES-R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Level 0 Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.25921/qc2r-ps67. [access date].
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
Access Constraints
  • Access to the Level 0 data is limited to users with the capabilities and understanding necessary to process the Level 0 data format.
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Fees
  • In most cases, electronic downloads of the data are free, however fees may apply for data certifications, copies of analog materials, and data distribution on physical media.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement These data were produced by the NOAA Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) and are archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/OSPO > Office of Satellite and Product Operations, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • Raw data downlink is received by the antenna system which processes the data through signal processing equipment to intermediate frequency. Forward error correction is performed. If FEC fails, those packets are dropped. Good packets are input to L0 processing.
  • 2017-12-18T12:00:00 - GOES-16 began operating as GOES-East.
  • 2019-02-12T12:00:00 - GOES-17 began operating as GOES-West.
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Last Modified: 2022-04-29
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