Counting Down to GOES-R:
More Super Rapid Scan Operations

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    One-Minute Imagery of Severe Storms
    On May 11, 2014, using one-minute interval scanning, GOES-14 captured the development of thunderstorms along a dryline stretching from the Texas Panhandle into Kansas. As a southward-moving cold front intersected this dryline, the narrow line of storms developed into large thunderstorms with widespread reports of tornadoes, hail and damaging winds.
    More details at: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/15638

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    One and Fifteen-Minute Scanning Comparison
    Running SRSOR mode allows for comparing scanning strategies. The animation shows the difference between super rapid one-minute (left) and standard 15-minute (right). These images are from the longwave infrared window region. The images show the very cold cloud tops (dark red & black areas) and an "enhanced-V" (V-shape or boomerang-shaped area) satellite signature.
    More details at: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/srsor2014/GOES-14_SRSOR.html

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    Flash Flooding in the Las Vegas Region
    On August 14, 2014, GOES-14's SRSOR mode monitored the western U.S. for weather systems and wildfire activity. The visible channel data shows the development of clusters of slow-moving thunderstorms in the Las Vegas region. These storms produced strong winds and heavy rainfall that caused flash flooding.
    More details at: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/16448

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    Tracking Tropical Storm Lowell
    GOES-14 was in SRSOR mode to provide coverage over the East Pacific Ocean, several hundred miles southwest of Baja California, where Tropical Storm Lowell was strengthening on August 19, 2014. This one-minute imagery shows a gradual increase in the organization of the storm’s structure.
    More details at: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/srsor2014/GOES-14_SRSOR.html

Our countdown to the launch of the GOES-R satellite continues. In May and August, NOAA's GOES-14 imager once again ran in an experimental rapid scan one-minute mode called Super Rapid Scan Operations for GOES-R (SRSOR). These scans showcase the improved performance that will be available with GOES-R's Advanced Baseline Imager, which will provide faster coverage with higher resolution. Our NOAA partners at the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies provided the featured scan data animations.

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