GOES-R Education Proving Ground

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 ready for new satellite imagery and improved products that will be available in the upcoming GOES-R era.

GOES-R launched on November 19th, 2016
and data is flowing!

Renamed GOES-16, you can view ABI imagery on the CIMSS Satellite Blog!

Watch the Launch!
Be sure to listen to the excitement of the crowd starting with countdown to the moments when the sound wave reaches the bleachers.

Teacher Workshop Collage

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Here are two of the many exciting improvements ...

Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)
The GOES-R ABI will have 16 spectral bands, (compared to 5 on the current 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 will measure 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

We held a 1-day workshop at Lockheed Martin in Littleton Colorado on Wednesday August 23rd 2017. Participants learned about the GOES-R satellite series, STEM resources from NOAA, NASA & CIMSS, toured Lockheed Martin to see the fully assembled GOES-S satellite, and engaged in activities featuring GOES-16 imagery and data.

New GOES-R WebApps

Working with middle and high school science teachers, CIMSS and ASPB have developed several Next-Generation WebApps to explore the new capabilities of the GOES-R ABI.

Try the new Webapps!
GOES-R Spectral Band Webapp
GOES-R Temporal & Spatial Resolution Webapp
GOES-R What's This? Image Resolution Webapp