The new generation GOES-R satellites will carry significant improvements and technology innovation on board. GOES-R will be able to deliver a full globe scan in only 5 minutes, compared to the 25 minutes needed for the same task with the current GOES satellites. GOES-R's lightning mapper instrument is expected to improve warning lead time for severe storms and tornadoes by 50%. This without a doubt will help predict severe weather in advance and save more lives. This reel is a compilation of finished productions about the GOES-R mission as well as supporting materials such as animations, visualizations, and still images.
The Hazardous Weather Testbed conducts research into forecasting techiques for predicting severe weather. Based in Norman, Oklahoma, this annual exercise brings together scientists and forecasters from around the country to advance the state of the art. This year, the project kept an eye on the future, too. The new GOES-R satellite is scheduled to take it's place in space in the next few years, and the new capabilities afforded by this advanced array of orbiting instruments will give ground based experts a whole new range of tools and capabilities.
In addition to monitoring weather on Earth, the GOES-R satellites will monitor weather in space caused by electromagnetic radiation and charged particles released from solar storms on the Sun. Many people rely on space weather data, including pilots, farmers, satellite operators, electric power workers, and astronauts.
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R) is the next generation of geostationary weather satellites. The GOES-R series satellites will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere and space weather monitoring to provide critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanic, climatic, solar and space data. This video is a short trailer that creates awareness about the upcoming GOES-R mission.
The Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) is the primary sensor on the new generation GOES satellites, GOES-R. ABI will have 16 spectral bands, which will contribute to a greater number of products and better data quality. ABI will track and monitor cloud formation, atmospheric motion, convection monitoring, land surface temperature, ocean dynamics, flow of water, fire, smoke, volcanic ash plume, aerosols and air quality, as well as vegetation health. With 5 times faster coverage rate and 4 times better spatial resolution ABI is poised to become a true success story, benefitting the public by providing critical data.
An artist concept of the GOES-R spacecraft in geostationary orbit seeing lightning from space. One of the newest features of GOES-R is the critical ability to measure and see in-cloud lightning. Thus increasing the tornado warning time.
This short video features highlights from a live Nationwide broadcast that took place on April 3, 2012 from the studio of NASA Goddard TV. NOAA's Deputy Administrator and Chief Scientist Dr. Kathryn Sullivan and Severe Storm Chaser and Engineer Tim Samaras talk about an important new satellite, GOES-R, that will be able to see tornadoes like never before.
Tornado season began rather early in 2012. The GOES satellites send valuable data to help meteorologists stay a step ahead of severe storms. This video shows satellite imagery from the March 2-3, 2012 tornado outbreak that damaged severely Henryville, Indiana.
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