ARTICLE/ LINK. Super cool, fun weather satellite web page that will help you plan when to walk, bike, paddle, sail, ride your horse, or surf.
From the menus at the left side of the image you may manipulate the display parameters to enhance the image detail. You may also increase the number of frames included in the movie display to get longer views of weather developments. ~ Michelle Dragony
GOES-17 is one of several next-generation weather satellites in the GOES-R series, including GOES-16, which currently serves as the operational geostationary weather satellite over the U.S. East coast. Later this year, GOES-17 will become operational as the GOES West satellite. Two additional satellites, GOES-T and GOES-U, are currently in development. The advanced instrument technology used on these satellites is contributing to more timely and accurate weather forecasts and warnings.
The GOES-R Series program is a collaborative effort between NOAA, NASA and industry partners. NOAA manages the GOES-R Series program through an integrated NOAA/NASA office at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. NASA also oversees the acquisition of the spacecraft, instruments and launch vehicles. Mission operations are performed by NOAA at the NOAA Satellite Operations Facility in Suitland, Maryland. ~ From the GoesR website.
For more information about the GOES-R Series, visit: https://www.goes-r.gov
Picture of Monday, Feb. 4th @ 5:21pm