Why Does the Wind Blow ?

Wind is a part of weather that we’ve all experienced at one time or another. And whether it’s a welcome breeze on a hot day, or a destructive gust during a storm, it all starts in the same way: differences in air pressure.

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Google Harnesses the Power
of GOES in New Fire Maps

GOES-16 and GOES-17 provide critical information about active fire locations.

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Record-Breaking Atlantic Hurricane Season Underway

NOAA satellites provide critical information for forecasting and tracking tropical storms and hurricanes.

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hurricane emerging from 2020 list of hurricane names

GOES-R Series Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 30, 2nd Quarter 2020

The latest GOES-R Series quarterly newsletter is now available for download.

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Two Orbits, One Mission:

NOAA Satellites Work Together to Provide Critical Data for Weather Forecasts

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goes satellite data supports solar energy forecasting

Cloudy Days and Solar Arrays

GOES-16 and GOES-17 data support solar energy forecasts.

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goes satellite data supports solar energy forecasting

Hurricane forecast models get a boost from new satellite data

GOES-16 and GOES-17 wind data is improving hurricane track and intensity forecasts

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hurricane dorian approaching cape hatteras