NOAA's Preparations for the Next Generation of Geostationary Satellite: GOES-R
Presentation 2 in the MTG-I Event Week 2016
Length: 30 min
Author: Daniel Lindsey (NOAA)
The next generation of geostationary satellite, GOES-R, is scheduled for launch in November, 2016. NOAA has been preparing for the data from its Advanced Baseline Imager and Geostationary Lightning Mapper for over 10 years, but recently JMA launched Himawari-8, a geostationary satellite with a similar imaging instrument. This presentation will show how Himawari-8 data has been used to prepare for similar data to begin flowing in early 2017. Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) will also carry a similar imager, so lessons learned from Himawari and GOES-R will be helpful for MTG data users.