Conferences and Events: 2017 GOES-16 First Results workshop

April 27, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri

Held in conjunction with the 8th NOAA Testbeds and Proving Grounds Annual Workshop on April 25th and 26th at the NWS Training Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

The first satellite in the NOAA GOES-R series was launched on November 19, 2016, and was designated GOES-16 (G16) when placed into geostationary orbit 15 days later. G16 thus began a year-long period of post launch in-orbit testing and extended validation at 89.5 W. On February 28, 2017 the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) successfully reached its beta validation milestone which was followed by the initial cloud and moisture imagery data distribution to users. In May, NOAA will announce the November 2017 final operational location of G16; either East (75 W) or West (137 W).

In recognition of the availability of the newly available G16 cloud and moisture imagery, and providing an opportunity to reach out and expand user readiness, the GOES-R Program will offer a special 1-day GOES-16 First Results workshop on Thursday, April 27, 2017.


8:30 AM Welcome and Program Status Steve Goodman  
8:50 AM Data Distribution Mat Seybold  
9:10 AM Product Overview, including ABI Tim Schmit  
9:30 AM ABI First Light Highlights Dan Lindsey  
9:50 AM GLM First Light Highlights Steve Goodman  
10:10 AM Morning Break    
10:30 AM G16 Practical Applications for Forecasting - An Interactive Session Chad Gravelle/Jenni Laflin  
11:30 AM Lunch    
12:30 PM Use Case #1    
1:00 PM Use Case #2    
1:30 PM Use Case #3    
2:00 PM Use Case #4    
2:30 PM Open Discussion    
3:00 PM Adjourn (Optional tours of OPG and AWC for anyone who is interested)