GOES-R Series Resource Reel

  • Released Thursday, May 29, 2014

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.

Spacecraft Animations

ABI: The Future of Weather Monitoring

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.

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The GOES-R series satellites will provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of Earth’s Western Hemisphere, total lightning data, and space weather monitoring to provide critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanic, climatic, solar and space data.

This short video describes the top level goals of the mission.

GOES-R will have a new instrument called Geostationary Lightning Mapper, or GLM. GLM will measure total lightning (in-cloud, cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground) activity continuously over the Americas and adjacent ocean regions with near-uniform spatial resolution of approximately 10 km.


Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NOAA, Lockheed Martin

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This page was originally published on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:50 PM EDT.


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