GOES-R Lightning Detection

Trends in total lightning available from the GOES-R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper provide critical information to forecasters, allowing them to identify initial thunderstorm development and focus on potentially severe storms before they produce damaging winds, hail or tornadoes.

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New Tools for Monitoring Hurricanes in a Changing Climate

GOES-16 and GOES-17 provide new and dramatically improved capabilities for forecasting, tracking and monitoring hurricanes as well as the environmental conditions that cause them to form.

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GOES-R Cloud and Moisture Imagery

The GOES-R Series provides advanced measurements of atmospheric and surface conditions for a wide range of uses and societal benefits in areas such as severe weather, energy, transportation, and commerce.

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GOES-R Aerosols/Air Quality Applications

The GOES-R Series provides new capabilities to better monitor areas of smoke and dust for improved visibility, aviation and air quality forecasts.

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New Tools for Monitoring Volcanic Eruptions

Advanced capabilities from GOES-16 and GOES-17 offer better detection of hazards associated with volcanic ash clouds.

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GOES-R Series Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 25, 1st Quarter 2019

The latest GOES-R Series Quarterly Newsletter is now available for download.

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GOES-16 Monitors Record Flooding in the Midwest

New flood products utilizing geostationary and polar-orbiting satellite data are helping forecasters better determine where and when flooding will occur.

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GOES-16 Monitors Record Flooding in the Midwest

Keeping an Eye on Rivers in the Sky

GOES-17 helps forecasters monitor atmospheric rivers affecting the West Coast

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GOES-17 is now operational
as NOAA’s GOES West!

Improved forecasts for the western U.S., Alaska and Hawaii

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GOES-17 is officially GOES West

GOES-16 : A Game-Changer for Fighting Deadly Wildfires

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