19990910: GINI2 format-ADMIN NOTICE NOUS45 KWBC (fwd)


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NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 24     SEPTEMBER 10... 1999


ATTENTION... NON NWS NOAAPORT USERS......THIS NOTIFICATION
IS A FOLLOW UP TO NOAAPORT NOTICE NO. 21 TRANSMITTED ON
AUGUST 31... 1999.

THE NEW GINI... KNOWN AS GINI2... WILL PROVIDE THE REAL TIME
GOES SATELLITE SERVICES TO THE AWIPS PROGRAM BEGINNING
WITH THE NESDIS SWITCH OVER /IE.... GINI1 TO GINI2/ OF THE
GOES 10  /WEST/ DATA APPROXIMATELY 1600Z SEPTEMBER 27...
AND THE GOES 8  /EAST/ DATA APPROXIMATELY 1600Z
SEPTEMBER 29... 1999.  NOTE THAT THIS INCREMENTAL
IMPLEMENTATION WILL CAUSE THE NESDIS GENERATION OF
PARTIAL COMPOSITE PRODUCTS FOR THE  GOES EAST USERS UNTIL
THE SEPTEMBER 29TH SWITCH OVER OF THE GOES 8 DATA. GINI2
INCLUDES SEVERAL ENHANCEMENTS... GINI2 SECTOR CORNER
POINTS HAVE BEEN FINE TUNED AND THE REMAPPING PROCESS ON
GINI2 IS NOW BASED ON AN ELLIPTICAL EARTH MODEL.  ALSO... THE
SATELLITE IMAGES WILL APPEAR LESS BLOCKY AND PROVIDE A
GREATER RANGE OF CALIBRATION VALUES. DETAILS OF THE
CHANGES MAY BE FOUND IN THE RECENTLY REVISED AWIPS NESDIS
ICD DATED AUGUST 1... 1999.  THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR
DOWNLOAD ON THE NWS NOAAPORT HOMEPAGE AT

WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/NOAAPORT/HTML/NOAAPORT.SHTML.

A SUITE OF SAMPLE GINI2 PRODUCTS CAN BE ACCESSED FROM
THE NOAA SERVER AT 140.90.88.142 VIA ANONYMOUS FTP.  THE
PRODUCTS ARE LOCATED IN THE NCEPD/RSM/GINI2 DIRECTORY.
PLEASE TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DOWNLOAD APPROPRIATE
SAMPLE PRODUCT FILES FOR TESTING ON YOUR NOAAPORT RECEIVE
SYSTEMS. TESTING DISPLAY OF THE SAMPLE GINI2 PRODUCTS WILL
ALLOW YOU TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MAKE
CHANGES IN THE REGISTRATION OF THIS IMAGERY WITH YOUR
MAP OVERLAYS UPON THE INITIATION OF GINI2 OPERATIONS DURING
THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 27... 1999.

A FINAL NOTICE OF THE GINI2 OPERATIONAL SWITCH OVER
WILL BE TRANSMITTED SHORTLY BEFORE THE SCHEDULED DATE
AND TIME.  QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO RON SMITH AT

RONALD.SMITH/AT SYMBOL/NOAA.GOV OR /301/ 713-0070 X 162.
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