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

  • By AMS Staff
  • Jul 28, 2022

Join us August 10 for a special webinar, to be broadcast from the Collective Madison Meeting, hosted by AMS and NOAA. Virtual and in-person attendees will hear from GOES-R Program Scientist, Dan Lindsey. In person attendees will be able to join the talk live during the Wednesday afternoon coffee break and virtual attendees can register here.

Dan Lindsey will show examples of the data from GOES-18, provide details of these planned data flows, and highlight 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 will be 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.

This will be a wonderful opportunity for AMS Members to experience a Weather Band webinar and learn about the unique opportunity to share your work with a wider audience of enthusiasts, students, and anyone interested in weather/climate science. Get involved today!