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[McIDAS #TUI-322059]: Satellite source numbers

Hi Mary Ellen,

Still no reply from Becky...

> I'm perusing G15 data and I need to identify it's satellite source
> number. I read the area.doc file and it indicates that the Satellite
> Sensor Source is word 3 (or W3) in an AREA file and in the list of
> predefinitions of future GOES satellites its value would likely be in
> the 80s.

Just so you know, the copy of area.doc that I include was the latest
one available from SSEC when they still made it available.  It is _very_
old now, so some things might be off.

> However, in an LWU list of a G-15 file I see the source number as 184 and
> for G13 and G12, SS=180.

These seem correct.

> I have seen references in our local software
> that the G12 source number is 78. I'm wondering if I'm looking at two
> separate variables...

No, their table numbers were used up, so the new satellites went on the
end and have larger SS numbers.

> Satellite Sensor Source and Satellite Source Number
> may not be the same?

They are the same.

> Any thoughts? Thanks!

Old info.  The version of SATANNOT and SATBAND that you will have in the
latest release will make all things clear :-)


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Ticket Details
Ticket ID: TUI-322059
Department: Support McIDAS
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed

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