GOES-18 Webinar

A live AMS Weather Band Webinar entitled, “GOES-18: NOAA’s Newest Eyes on the West;” occurred on Wednesday, 10 August at 3:30 p.m.

Dan Lindsey discussed how the GOES-T launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 1 and became GOES-18 after reaching geostationary orbit several weeks later. It is currently undergoing post-launch testing from near 137 W longitude, and will take over as the operational GOES-West in early 2023. Data from the GOES-18 Advanced Baseline Imager will be provided via operational GOES-West data streams in August and again from mid-October to mid-November. This webinar showed examples of the data from GOES-18, provide details of these planned data flows, and highlight the capabilities of its instrumentation to those in the western continental U.S., eastern Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Dan Lindsey has been with NOAA since 2004 and currently serves as the GOES-R Program Scientist. He received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the Univ. of Georgia and Master's and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. His areas of expertise include satellite remote sensing, mesoscale meteorology, and cloud physics.
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