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Hurricane Sandy Super Rapid Scan Operations Visible Imagery:
A special 1-minute Super Rapid Scan Operations Experiment for GOES-R (SRSOR) Risk Reduction Science Program took place August – October 2012 while Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-14 was out of storage. This was a unique opportunity to combine rapid scan imagery and demonstrate the Future Capabilities of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) products. This animation shows visible 1-minute SRSOR imagery for Hurricane Sandy from October 25-31, 2012. For additional GOES-14 SRSOR 1-min imagery, visit
Detecting Fires Using Satellites:
This NOAA "Big Picture" video features Ivan Csiszar, a physical scientist with the NOAA Center for Satellite Applications and Research, discussing how the satellites are used to detect wildfires across the globe. Not only can satellites detect the location of fires, but also how they spread over time.
Volcanic Ash Detection:
This NOAA "Big Picture" video features Mike Pavolonis, physical scientist with the NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research and part of the GOES-R Aviation Team. Mike explains the hazards of volcanic ash to aviators and the flying public and how future satellites, like GOES-R, will better detect volcanic ash and improve forecasts and warnings of this hazard.
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