Measuring Winds
to Help Predict the Weather

GOES-16 and GOES-17 provide better wind data
for improved forecasting tools.

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Satellite Imagery RGBs:
Adding Value, Saving Time

The stunning, colorful imagery you see from GOES-16 and GOES-17 isn’t just beautiful to look at, it also provides critical information to forecasters.

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GOES-R Series Quarterly Newsletter

Issue 27, 3rd Quarter 2019

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

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GOES-U Gets a New Instrument

The Compact Coronagraph will image the solar corona and will help detect and characterize coronal mass ejections.

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GOES-U Gets a New Instrument

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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