GOES-R Series Level 1b Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Product in FITS Format

GOES-R SUVI L1b (FITS)

The Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Level 1b Solar Imagery: X-Ray product contains an image of the Sun at one of six wavelengths with different exposure times, and metadata required for exploitation and higher level processing. This product also contains an array containing a quality flag for each pixel in the solar image.

Files for Sept. 2017 are test files produced by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in Boulder, Colorado. The currently available data are processed from Level-0 SUVI files in Boulder, and are not necessarily representative of what data SUVI users will encounter in GOES-R Rebroadcast (GRB) produced by the GOES-R Ground Segment. The file metadata are populated with as much information as possible for users to interpret these observations, but some fields may be missing. Users requiring assistance with these files can contact the NCEI SUVI team by emailing goesr.suvi@noaa.gov.
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Series Level 1b Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Product in FITS Format. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.
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Distribution Formats
  • FITS
Distributor General Contact
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
+1 303-497-6826
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Dataset distributor Margaret Tilton
Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
303-497-6223
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Coverage Description non-geographic dataset
Time Period 2017-05-05T00:00:00Z to Present (time duration: PT0.5S)
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates Bounding coordinates not available
Dataset Information
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2018-05-11
Edition Provisional Data from May 5, 2018 onward; Beta (pre-provisional) Data from September 2017 Solar Flare
Data Presentation Form Digital image
Dataset Progress Status Planned - fixed date has been established upon or by which the data will be created or updated
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The files provided for Sept. 2017 are test files produced by NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information in Boulder, Colorado. These data are processed from Level-0 SUVI files in Boulder, and are not necessarily representative of what data SUVI users will encounter in GOES-R Rebroadcast (GRB) produced by the GOES-R Ground Segment. The file metadata are populated with as much information as possible for users to interpret these observations, but some fields may be missing. Users requiring assistance with these files can contact the NCEI SUVI team by emailing goesr.suvi@noaa.gov.
Purpose GOES-16 data from May 5, 2018 are solar observations made when the SUVI was in Provisional status. Data from the September 6 and September 10 2017 flares are considered preliminary. However, they will provide interesting observations of the CLASS X solar flare
Use Limitations
  • For the September 2017 files, the GOES-16 SUVI was in non-operational status. Only preliminary validation for the calibration of these data has been completed, so the user bears all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are used. These observations are not appropriate for space weather forecasting activities.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Series Level 1b Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Product in FITS Format. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.
Cited Authors
  • GOES-R Ground System
  • Daniel Seaton
    DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Theme keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR FLARES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR IMAGERY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > CORONA
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTHS > ULTRAVIOLET RADIANCE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > CORONA HOLES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > CORONAL MASS EJECTIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR PROMINENCES/SOLAR FILAMENTS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR ACTIVE REGIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SOLAR ULTRAVIOLET EMISSIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SUN-EARTH INTERACTIONS > SOLAR ACTIVITY > SUNSPOTS
Platform keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • Solar/Space Observation Satellites > GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)
Instrument keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • Solar/Space Observing Instruments >> Ultraviolet Instruments > SUVI-GOESR
Project keywords NASA Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • GOES > Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites
Use Constraints
  • Cite this dataset when used as a source: GOES-R Series Level 1b Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) Product in FITS Format. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information.
  • For September 2017 data: SUVI was in non-operational status at the time of these observations, and only preliminary validation for the calibration of these data has been completed, so the user bears all responsibility for inspecting the data prior to use and for the manner in which the data are used. These observations are not appropriate for space weather forecasting activities.
  • NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NCEI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. 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
  • Electronic downloads of the data are free.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement This dataset was produced by NESDIS, and is archived at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI).
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Processing Steps
  • SUVI is a solar imager capable of operation in the soft EUV to EUV wavelength range. It provides full-disk solar images at high cadence around the clock, except for brief periods during satellite eclipse. The operational goals of the SUVI are to image the solar emissions and temperatures within the EUV spectrum, to locate coronal holes for the forecasting of recurring geomagnetic activity, to locate solar flares for the forecasting of energetic particle events, to assess active region complexity for solar flare forecasting, and to determine the signatures of Coronal Mass Ejections (CME). The processing algorithm used applies several correction and calibration processes in order to generate the photon fluxes for the Level 1b product. The GOES-R Ground System created the files after the SUVI reached Provisional Status. For Sept. 2017 data, NCEI processed Level 0 SUVI data to obtain the L1b data. NCEI also created a new headers for these September files.
    Rationale: User convenience
Source Datasets
  • GOES-R SUVI Level 0 Data
    • Description of Source: GOES-R SUVI Level 0 Data
Last Modified: 2017-12-01
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