3.4.3.2. GOES

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goes_tool GOES

This tab allows for the conversion of GOES images provided in netCDF4 (.nc) format inside a directory.

3.4.3.2.1. GOES conversion

  • Directory containing GOES bands open_dir: open a directory containing GOES bands; names of bands must end with the corresponding number;
  • checkbox Use value as NoData input_number: if checked, pixels having NoData value are not counted during conversion; it is useful when image has a black border (usually pixel value = 0);
  • checkbox Create Band set and use Band set tools: if checked, bands are added to the active Band set after the conversion; also, the Band set is processed according to the tools checked in the Band set;
  • checkbox Add bands in a new Band set: if checked, bands are added to a new empty Band set after the conversion;

3.4.3.2.2. Metadata

All the bands found in the Directory containing GOES bands are listed in the table Metadata.

  • Satellite input_text: satellite name (e.g. GOES);
  • remove: remove highlighted bands from the table Metadata;
  • input_table : table containing the following fields;
    • Band: band name;
  • BATCH batch_tool: add this function to the Batch;
  • RUN run: select an output directory and start the conversion process; only bands listed in the table Metadata are converted; converted bands are saved in the output directory with the prefix RT_ and automatically loaded in QGIS;