The Gridded Satellite (GridSat) GOES/CONUS data were created to make it easier for everyone to use GOES data. The following steps have been taked to make processing GOES data easier for users:

  • Mapped - The data are provided in an equal-angle grid with 0.04 degree latitude resolution.
  • Calibrated - The IR channel data are provided in brightness temperatures (calibrated using operational coefficients) and the visible channel has been calibrated following a peer-reviewed paper.
  • Reformatted - The data are provided in netCDF following the CF (Climate and Forecasting) Convention
  • Fixed times - GOES data has a complex schedule with upwards of 100 scans per day providing different regions at different times. GridSat provides information at fixed intervals, by selecting the closest scan (in time) for any given pixel.

GridSat-GOES and CONUS are the same formats and files except that they provide data for two separate domains: the Contiguous United States (CONUS) and the entire GOES domain.


  • Spatial extent: The CONUS domain at 0.04 deg (~4 km).
  • Temporal extent: 1994-2017 every 15 minutes
  • All available GOES channels


  • Spatial extent: The Western Hemisphere at 0.04 deg (~4 km).
  • Temporal extent: 1994-2017 every hour
  • All available GOES channels

More information on GridSat-GOES/CONUS is available in a paper in the Earth Systems Science Journal.

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