GVAR System > Overview

GOES GVAR image showing storms over South America
GOES GVAR image showing storms over South America

GOES GVAR image showing Hurricane Frances passing the Windward and Leeward islands
GOES GVAR image showing Hurricane Frances passing the Windward and Leeward islands

GOES variable format image ingest, archiving, display and processing system.

The Dartcom GVAR System ingests GVAR data from all GOES satellites in real-time, providing full display and processing facilities for the resulting infra-red, visible and water vapour images. Key features of the system are:

  • High-resolution digital data (0.8km visible, 4km infra-red at sub-satellite point) with calibrated temperature read-outs from infra-red images.
  • High-quality, high-reliability equipment for trouble-free, long-term, continuous operation.
  • Easy installation, with the antenna mounted on a single post and one cable feed to the receiver.
  • Direct read-out of the GVAR data stream for interference-free images.
  • Data transfer via USB for speed and reliability.
  • Dartcom GVAR Ingester data ingest software, fully compatible with 64-bit Windows.
  • Dartcom MacroPro software to automatically enhance, mask, print, animate, reproject and create products from ingested GVAR data.
  • Dartcom iDAP display and processing software offering facilities such as image enhancement, product creation, projection transformation, land and sea masking, printing and exporting.
  • Ideal for aviation weather information systems, storm warning systems, forecasting, agriculture, oceanographic studies, and environmental and meteorological programmes.
  • Optional GOES LRIT reception facility.

Specifications

iDAP/MacroPro Software