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Title: Data article: Full disk real-time Himawari-8/9 satellite AHI imagery from JAXA
Authors: Sun, Xixi
Gnanamuthu, Sasikala 
Zagade, Nilesh
Wang, Peng
Bright, Jamie M 
Issue Date: 19-Nov-2021
Publisher: AIP Publishing
Citation: Sun, Xixi, Gnanamuthu, Sasikala, Zagade, Nilesh, Wang, Peng, Bright, Jamie M (2021-11-19). Data article: Full disk real-time Himawari-8/9 satellite AHI imagery from JAXA. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Satellite products are essential in many research fields.Geostationary satellite imagery is rapidly updating and offers vast multi-spectral data that is useful in applications such as gridded solar forecasting, resource assessment, and many more.However, there is a high-barrier to entry for researchers in obtaining and using satellite data.A new database from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) offers near-real-time Himawari-8/9 satellite imagery by Advanced Himawari Imagers (AHIs), for free, to researchers.Typically, this type of data has a high price point for such a dataset, hence, it is a good opportunity for scientific researchers to work in real real-time operational space. We present a data article complete with a Python package that: (i) downloads full disk Himawari-8/9 AHI Himawari standard data (HSD) from JAXA Himawari Monitor P-Tree system, (ii) provides example scripts showing how the data can remapped, cropped and stored appropriately, (iii) examples how to visualise the data. The Python package can be found on the Python Package Index (PyPI) at
Source Title: Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy
ISSN: 1941-7012
DOI: 10.1063/5.0062477
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