GOES-R Launch on November 19, 2016

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GOES-16 Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor (SGPS) data and comparisons with GOES-13 and -15 EPS/EPEAD


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GOES-R Space Weather

GOES-16 and GOES-17 Data Status: L1b data available for most instruments. Some L2 data available.

GOES-16 L2 Data and GOES-17 L2 Data will be available on a rolling basis as products reach maturity. The L2 time series data is aggregated into daily and longer netCDF files, while the SUVI files are in FITS format. Real-time JSON files with partial data products for some GOES-R instruments are available from SWPC.

Consult the ReadMe files below before using the data.

Example codes to use these data.

Instrument Product Satellite Data Description For Data Users
EXIS:
Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Sensors
EUVS ReadMe
User Guide
EUVS 1-min Averages 16 Spectral line irradiances, the Mg II index, and proxy spectra from the EXIS Extreme Ultraviolet Sensor (EUVS) Plots-16
EUVS Daily Averages 16 Daily averages of spectral line irradiances, the Mg II index, and proxy spectra
EUVS Flare Summary List of solar flares with times
EUVS High Resolution High temporal and spectral resolution EUVS measurements
XRS ReadMe
User Guide
XRS 1-minute Averages 16 17 1-minute averages of XRS measurements Plots-16
Plots-17
XRS 1-second Fluxes 16 17 High cadence measurements from the EXIS X-Ray Sensor (XRS)
XRS Daily Background 16 17 Daily averages and background
XRS Flare Location 16 17 Based on XRS quad diode measurements
XRS Flare Summary 16 17 List of solar flares with times, flare classes and integrated fluxes
MAG:
Magnetometer
Full Resolution 16 Full resolution magnetic field readings in different coordinate systems
1-min Averages 16 Averages of 10 Hz magnetometer field readings ReadMe
Quiet Fields Magnetic field deviation from quiescent state
Geo-magnetopause Crossing Location of magnetopause and identification of when geo-magnetopause crosses satellite paths (Demo)
SEISS:
Space Environment In Situ Suite
Averages 16 17 1-min. and 5-min. averages for the Magnetospheric Particle Sensors (MPS-HI and MPS-LO) and for the Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor (SGPS) Plots-16
MPS-HI Moments and Spacecraft Charging Density and temperature moments and spacecraft charging level
MPS-LO Moments and Spacecraft Charging Density and temperature moments and spacecraft charging level
Event Detection Proton event detection (SGPS)
Rate of Rise Rate at which integral flux is increasing
LET Linear Energy Transfer measurements (measurement of harmful radiation)
SUVI:
Solar Ultraviolet Imager
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images 16 HDR images of the solar disk assembled from six different SUVI wavelengths ReadMe
Fixed Difference Images Differences between the current solar image and a fixed reference image
Running Difference Images Differences between current solar image and previous image
Thematic Maps 16 Color-coded images that identify flares, bright regions, coronal holes, and other solar features ReadMe
Bright Regions Reports on bright/active regions
Flare Locations Reports on solar flares
Coronal Hole Boundaries Shape files for coronal hole boundaries
Auxiliary Files: Satellite Location Satellite location in multiple coordinates ReadMe
Links to L1b data directories are available for most of the GOES-R space weather instruments. Consult the ReadMe files below before using the data.

Time-series L1b data are provided in daily or longer netCDF files. SUVI L1b images are in FITS format. Granular L1b netCDF files, each containing from 3 seconds to 5 minutes of data depending on the product, are provided via CLASS.

Example codes to use these data.

Instrument Product Observation Interval Satellite Data Description For Data Users
EXIS:
Extreme Ultraviolet and X-ray Sensors
EXIS EUVS L1b Solar Flux: EUV ≤ 30 seconds 16 EUV lines, MG II index and EUV modeled spectra. More details ReadMe
EXIS XRS L1b Solar Flux: X-Ray 1 second 16 17 Soft X-ray fluxes. More details ReadMe
MAG:
Magnetometer
Magnetometer L1b Geomagnetic Field 0.1 second (10 Hz) 16 17 Estimated ambient magnetic field in four coordinate reference frames. More details ReadMe
SEISS:
Space Environment In Situ Suite
SEISS EHIS L1b Energetic Heavy Ions 5 minutes 16 17 Heavy ion differential fluxes derived from in situ measurements of heavy ion count rates. More details ReadMe
SEISS MPS-Lo L1b Magnetospheric Electrons and Protons: Low Energy 1 second 16 17 Fluxes of relatively low energy electrons and ions derived from in situ measurements of electron and ion count rates. More details ReadMe
SEISS MPS-HI L1b Magnetospheric Electrons and Protons: High Energy 1 second 16 17 Fluxes of medium and high energy electrons and protons derived from in situ measurements of electron and proton count rates. More details ReadMe
SEISS SGPS L1b Solar and Galactic Protons 1 second 16 17 Fluxes of very high energy protons derived from in situ measurements of proton count rates. More details ReadMe
SUVI:
Solar Ultraviolet Imager
SUVI L1b Solar Imagery: EUV 10 seconds 16 17 Solar images at six wavelengths and multiple radiance level ranges in support of viewing the sun during different types of solar activity. Image exposures are 10 msec or 1 sec. More details ReadMe

SUVI Extended Coronal Imaging Data

Mosaic images of the extended solar corona from GOES-17 SUVI special observing campaigns are available for August-September 2018, August-December 2019, and April 2021. Access: Data and the ReadMe.

Geomagnetic Storms

2017-05-27 to 2017-05-28: A geomagnetic storm created various types of Ultra-low Frequency (ULF) waves in the magnetosphere. These waves were observed in space and on the ground, and the GOES-14 and GOES-16 magnetometer data are provided in order to compare to ground-based measurements and models of ULF waves during the event. Data were created as part of the Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) ULF Wave Modeling, Effects, and Applications (UMEA) Challenge. See the ReadMe for caveats associated with these data.

Solar Flares

September 2017: The GOES-16 Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI) captured images of a series of flares in Sept. 2017. At this time, the instrument was still in Beta status. NCEI reprocessed Level 0 data to create Level 1b images. These files are organized by SUVI wavelength, for instance Fe195 images. See the ReadMe for caveats associated with these data.

Solar Proton Events

September 2017: GOES-16 Solar and Galactic Proton Sensor (SGPS) data and comparisons with GOES-13 and -15 EPS/EPEAD: All Data and Comparison Plots, ReadMe


Instrument Document
All Ephemeris L2 Data Readme
All GOES-R Code Examples
EXIS EUVS L1b Science-Quality Data Readme
EXIS EUVS L2 Data Readme
EXIS EUVS L2 User's Guide
EXIS XRS L1b Science-Quality Data Readme
EXIS XRS L2 Data Readme
EXIS XRS L2 User's Guide
EXIS XRS responsivity
MAG GOES-16 MAG 1-Min Averages Readme
SUVI GOES-16 SUVI Composite Image Readme


GOES-R Space Weather Publications

Authors Year Title Source Link
Barani, M, WC Tu, T Sarris, K Pham and RJ Redmon 2019 Estimating the Azimuthal Mode Structure of ULF Waves Based on Multiple GOES Satellite Observations J. Geophys. Res-Space Phys. doi:10.1029/2019JA026927
Boudouridis, A, JV Rodriguez, BT Kress, BK Dichter and TG Onsager 2020 Development of a Bowtie Inversion Technique for Real-Time Processing of the GOES-16/-17 SEISS MPS-HI Electron Channels Space Weather doi:10.1029/2019SW002403
Califf, S, D Early, M Grotenhuis, TM Loto'aniu and J Kronenwetter 2019 Correcting the Arcjet Thruster Disturbance in GOES-16 Magnetometer Data Space Weather ARTN e2019SW002347 doi:10.1029/2019SW002347
Goodman, SJ, TJ Schmit, J Daniels and RJ Redmon 2019 Chapter 23 - GOES-R Series Summary and Look Ahead The GOES-R Series doi:10.1016/C2015-0-06249-9
Kress, BT, JV Rodriguez and TG Onsager 2019 Chapter 20 - The GOES-R Space Environment In Situ Suite (SEISS): Measurement of Energetic Particles in Geospace The GOES-R Series doi:10.1016/C2015-0-06249-9
Loto'aniu, TM, RJ Redmon, S Califf, HJ Singer, W Rowland, S Macintyre, C Chastain, R Dence, R Bailey, E Shoemaker, FJ Rich, D Chu, D Early, J Kronenwetter and M Todirita 2019 The GOES-16 Spacecraft Science Magnetometer Space Sci. Rev. doi:10.1007/s11214-019-0600-3
Loto’aniu, PTM, S Califf, RJ Redmon and HJ Singer 2019 Chapter 21 - Magnetic Field Observations from the GOES-R Series The GOES-R Series doi:10.1016/C2015-0-06249-9
Machol, JL, FG Eparvier, RA Viereck, DL Woodraska, M Snow, E Thiemann, TN Woods, WE McClintock, S Mueller, TD Eden, R Meisner, S Codrescu, SD Bouwer and AA Reinard 2019 Chapter 19 - GOES-R Series Solar X-ray and Ultraviolet Irradiance The GOES-R Series doi:10.1016/C2015-0-06249-9
Redmon, RJ, DB Seaton, R Steenburgh, J He, and JV Rodriguez 2018 September 2017's geoeffective space weather and impacts to Caribbean radio communications during hurricane response Space Weather doi:10.1029/2018SW001897
Seaton, DB and JM Darnel 2018 Observations of an Eruptive Solar Flare in the Extended EUV Solar Corona Astrophys J Lett. doi:10.3847/2041-8213/aaa28e
Seaton, DB, JM Darnel, V Hsu and JM Hughes 2019 Chapter 18 - GOES-R Series Solar Dynamics The GOES-R Series doi:10.1016/C2015-0-06249-9
Seaton, DB, JM Hughes, SK Tadikonda, A Caspi, CE DeForest, A Krimchansky, NE Hurlburt, R Seguin, and G Slater 2021 The Sun's dynamic extended corona observed in extreme ultraviolet Nature Astronomy doi:10.1038/s41550-021-01427-8
Thiemann, EMB, FG Eparvier, D Woodraska, PC Chamberlin, J Machol, T Eden, AR Jones, R Meisner, S Mueller, M Snow, R Viereck and TN Woods 2019 The GOES-R EUVS model for EUV irradiance variability J. Space Weather Space Clim. doi:10.1051/swsc/2019041

The GOES XRS science quality data have been reprocessed to update calibrations, fill gaps and to revise algorithms. Data provided include daily, monthly and mission-length files, as well as plots.

The GOES MAG data are reprocessed high-resolution versions of the operational GOES 8-15 MAG data that had not been previously made available at full resolution (2 Hz). The data were converted into GOES-R NetCDF and include daily files and plots.

Operational (real time) GOES 1-15 data

Instrument Product Satellite Data Description For Data Users
XRS:
X-Ray Sensor
ReadMe
User Guide
Responsivity
2-second Fluxes 13 14 15 High cadence XRS measurements
1-min Averages 13 14 15 1-minute averages of XRS measurements Plots
Flare Summary 13 14 15 List of solar flares
Daily Background 13 14 15 Daily X-ray background
Satellite Location 1-min Ephemeris 8-15 ReadMe