NOAA shares first GOES-T satellite imagery to improve forecasts for West

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On Wednesday morning, NOAA released the first images taken by the recently launched weather satellite GOES-T. The GOES-T was sent into orbit on board, and the Atlas-V rocket from Cape Canaveral on March 10. data for forecasters, especially those forecasting for the Western United States. Images taken from a satellite canopy 22,000 miles above the Earth show what details this new data can provide. | VIDEO ABOVE | As a new satellite NASA will help track and predict forest fires. The GOES-T satellite is equipped with a device called Advanced Baseline Imager, which collects data and creates images through 16 different channels. Each channel essentially looks at the atmosphere through a different prism, highlighting different important characteristics. Two of these channels will create a visible satellite image, the true color of what is happening below. You see, our KCRA 3 weather team often uses visible satellite imagery when they tell you about their forecasts. Other channels will provide information on cloud temperature, atmospheric humidity, plumes of smoke, fog and lightning strikes with particular accuracy. For Northern California, this means better forecasts for events such as atmospheric rivers, forest fire behavior and strong thunderstorms. GOES-18 will eventually replace GOES-17, which is currently located over the western United States. Shortly after launch in GOES-17, problems with the cooling system began. This cooling system has been redesigned to avoid similar problems with GOES-18. So far, NOAA scientists say the devices are working as expected. Over the next few months, it will continue to be tested, verified and calibrated. It is planned that GOES-18 will start working early next year.

On Wednesday morning, NOAA released the first images taken by the recently launched weather satellite GOES-T.

GOES-T was sent into orbit aboard and missile Atlas-V from Cape Canaveral on March 10th. Once it starts working, it will provide vital data for forecasters, especially those forecasting in the western United States

Images taken from a satellite perch 22,000 miles above the Earth show what details this new data can provide.

| VIDEO ABOVE | As a new satellite NASA will help track and predict forest fires

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The GOES-T NOAA satellite will take 16 different types of images. Each image provides a different view of the atmosphere and the ground below, offering many tools for the forecaster to analyze when forecasting.

The GOES-T satellite is equipped with a device called Advanced Baseline Imager, which collects data and creates images through 16 different channels. Each channel essentially looks at the atmosphere through a different prism, highlighting different important characteristics.

Two of these channels will create a visible satellite image, the true color of what is happening below. You can see that our weather team KCRA 3 often uses visible satellite images when telling about its forecasts.

Other channels will provide information on cloud temperature, atmospheric humidity, plumes of smoke, fog and lightning strikes with particular accuracy.

For Northern California, this means better forecasts for events such as atmospheric rivers, forest fire behavior and strong thunderstorms.

GOES-18 will eventually replace GOES-17, which is currently located over the western United States. Shortly after launch in GOES-17, problems with the cooling system began. This cooling system has been redesigned to avoid similar problems with GOES-18.

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So far, NOAA scientists say the devices are working as expected. Over the next few months, it will continue to be tested, verified and calibrated.

It is planned that GOES-18 will start working early next year.

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