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.
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-R Education Proving Ground Webinar
Educators are invited to join a free 4-part webinar series leading up to the
November 2016 GOES-R satellite launch on the following Saturday mornings at
10:30 am CST: click on each date for specific log-in instructions
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 Spatial Resolution Webapp
GOES-R Image Resolution Webapp
GOES-R RGB Webapp