Category Archives: Atmosphere

Winter 2016-2017 Climate Digest

Overview The December 2016 through February 2017 seasonal global temperature was 1.6 °Fahrenheit, or 0.89°Celsius above the 20th century average of 53.8°Fahrenheit – the second highest ever recorded – just slightly behind 2015/2016. The United States had its’ sixth warmest … Continue reading

Category: Atmosphere, Climate, Climate Digest, Uncategorized

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Introducing the 16 Spectral Bands on GOES-16 ABI

Overview NOAA’s newest geostationary satellite, GOES-16 carries breakthrough technology, including the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) that measures 16 channels of the electromagnetic spectrum! To put this in perspective, current operational GOES measures 5 channels, or 5 spectral bands, of the … Continue reading

Category: Atmosphere, Climate, technology

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Weather Satellites – past, present and future

Overview This narrated movie chronicles the history of weather satellites from the launch of the Sputnik spacecraft to NOAA’s most recent GOES-R series of weather satellites. Click on the image to watch the YouTube preview. Along with providing a short … Continue reading

Category: Atmosphere, Climate, feature story, Hydrology, Oceans, Severe Weather

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