A Note to the Weather Community About Using GOES-17 Data:
NOAA’s GOES-17 satellite has not been declared operational and its data are preliminary and non-operational. Users assume all risk related to their use of GOES-17 data and NOAA disclaims any and all warranties, whether express or implied, including (without limitation) any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
GOES-17 captured sunset over Earth’s Western Hemisphere on May 20, 2018, using the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument. This view from over 22,000 miles out in space is presented in GeoColor, which captures features of the Earth’s surface and atmosphere in vivid detail and colors intuitive to human vision. Download Video Credit: NOAA/NASA
GOES-17 monitors clouds in our atmosphere with amazing detail and clarity. These dynamic marine stratocumulus cloud patterns off the western coast of Chile in the southeastern Pacific Ocean are revealed by the Advanced Baseline Imager on May 20, 2018. Download Video Credit: NOAA/NASA
The GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager captured a deck of low level stratus clouds covering the southern California coast on May 20, 2018. Download Video Credit: NOAA/NASA
The Advanced Baseline Imager on GOES-17 detects smoke plumes as shown in this imagery of wildfires in central and northern Saskatchewan, Canada, observed on May 20, 2018. Download Video Credit: NOAA/NASA
NOAA’s GOES-17 satellite has transmitted its first Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) data. This GLM data in this animation shows storms quickly intensifying and forming into an impressive line across the U.S. Plains on May 9, 2018. These storms quickly grew into an impressive line of storms that persisted into the evening and overnight hours, producing large hail, high winds, and a few tornadoes. Experience from the initial GOES East GLM is helping scientists and engineers tune this new instrument, which eventually will extend GLM coverage over most of the Pacific Ocean. Data from GLM helps inform forecasters when a storm is forming, intensifying and becoming more dangerous. Download Video Credit: NOAA/NASA