Thursday, January 19, 2017, 12pm – 1pm
“The GOES-R satellite will provide forecasters the meteorological equivalent of going from black and white to ultra-high-definition TV. The new satellite can deliver vivid images of severe weather as often as every 30 seconds, scanning the Earth five times faster, with four times greater image resolution and using triple the number of spectral channels compared with today’s current GOES satellites.
In addition to monitoring the weather, GOES-R will help keep watch for hazards such as aerosols, dust storms, volcanic eruptions, and forest fires and will also be used for mapping lightning activity, space weather, oceanography, climate monitoring, in-situ data collection services, and search and rescue.
GOES-R is the first in a series of a satellites developed and acquired by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in collaboration with NASA.”
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