The GOES-R Education Proving Ground features the design and development of
pre-and post-launch lesson plans and activities for G6-12 teachers and students. A key element
of this effort is a core group of educators working with CIMSS Education & Outreach staff in
close coordination NOAA scientists at stationed at the
Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). Our goal is to ensure that the
education community is launch readyfor new satellite imagery and
improved products available from the GOES-R Satellite Series.
( R, S, T & U)
GOES-R launched in November 2016 and is now the U.S. operational GOES EAST satellite.
Here are two of the many exciting improvements ...
Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
The ABI on the GOES-R satellite series has 16 spectral bands, (compared to 5 on the legacy GOES Imager),
resulting in three times more spectral information and four times the
spatial resolution. The frequency of images, or temporal coverage, will be more than
five times faster than the current GOES!
Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)
The all new GLM on GOES-R measures total lightning activity continuously over the
Americas and adjacent ocean regions with spatial resolution of approximately 10 km!
GOES-S Teacher Workshop at Lockheed Martin August 2017