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GOES-18: NOAA's Newest Eyes on the West

  • By AMS Staff
  • Jul 27, 2022

In our first hybrid in-person and virtual webinar, broadcast from the Collective Madison Meeting, GOES-R Program Scientist Dan Lindsey discusses GOES-18. 

Dan Lindsey shows examples of the data from GOES-18, provides details of these planned data flows, and highlights the capabilities of its instrumentation. GOES-T launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 1 and became GOES-18 after reaching geostationary orbit several weeks later. It is currently undergoing post-launch testing from near 137 W longitude, and will take over as the operational GOES-West in early 2023. During its checkout phase, data from the GOES-18 Advanced Baseline Imager will be provided via operational GOES-West data streams in August and again from mid-October to mid-November. 

Dan is joined by Moderator Bill Line of the NESDIS/STAR Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch in Fort Collins, Co. Bill is the STAR Imagery Team Lead, and is involved with GOES and JPSS Imagery validation, product development, user engagement, and research.