WxTalk Webinar #56


Webinar #56 - Thursday, January 19, 2017

GOES-R - Going from Black-And-White to High Definition Satellite Observations

Matt Rogers

Fort Collins, CO


"On Saturday, November 19th 2016, the next generation of American satellite observations began.  The GOES-R satellite, now orbiting the Earth as GOES-16, launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station atop an Atlas V rocket.  Onboard the new spacecraft were two revolutionary instruments - the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), a 16-channel instrument that sees the Earth at a number of different types of light, including three colors of visible light that will, for the first time since the 1960s, give us a view of the Earth in true, living color.  Other channels aboard the instrument will see the Earth with much higher spatial resolution, up to four times the definition of previous satellites, and these observations will be made every minute, instead of every fifteen to thirty minutes as with previous satellites.  

CIRA researchers have been working to prepare for the launch of this revolutionary satellite for several years, and during the webinar presentation, we will go over several of the new products we expect to see from GOES-16 data.  Learn about how and why scientists use different kinds of light to study the Earth and its weather processes, and how those observations can be used to improve our ability to forecast the weather, including severe thunderstorms, dust storms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. ”

View the Webinar by clicking here: https://youtu.be/gtOTBPmKcMA

View Matt's presentation slides (80MB)




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