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 the Advanced Satellite Products Branch (ASPB) at the Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). Our goal is makng sure the education community is launch ready for new satellite imagery and improved products that will be available in the upcoming GOES-R era.

Registration is OPEN for the GOES-R Teacher Workshop at Kennedy Space Center.

Click here for more information and to sign-up!

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 Series!

Educators are invited to join a free 4-part webinar series leading up to the October 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