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GOES-16 Tracks the Big Three

Three major tropical storms dominated the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season: Harvey, Irma, and Maria. These destructive hurricanes all occurred within four weeks of each other and created unprecedented challenges for coastal communities, forecasters and first responders. Fortunately, the Advanced Baseline … Continue reading

Category: Technology, Tropical

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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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