Join our Reddit Science AMA with NOAA’s Dr. Steve Goodman and CIRA’s Andrea Schumacher to discuss NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite: Changing the Future of Hurricane Forecasting
Dr. Steve Goodman and Andrea Schumacher will answer your questions live, from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT July 21, about NOAA’s state-of-the-art GOES-R satellite, launching November 4, 2016, which will transform hurricane prediction for North America. Ask them anything!
Dr. Steve Goodman, GOES-R’s Senior Scientist, can tell you all about the advanced instruments aboard GOES-R, like the Advanced Baseline Imager, which collects high-resolution data faster than ever before, and the first ever Geostationary Lightning Mapper, a revolutionary new instrument that will measure lightning over the Americas and its oceans (lightning is an important indicator of where and when a storm is likely to intensify). As the senior program scientist for the GOES-R Program, Dr. Goodman serves as the primary science authority for the GOES-R satellite series.
Andrea Schumacher, Research Associate and GOES-R/JPSS Satellite Liaison to the National Hurricane Center, can tell you about how hurricanes work and how scientists and forecasters will be using GOES-R data once it becomes operational to predict and track these destructive and fascinating phenomena. As Satellite Liaison to the National Hurricane Center, Andrea assets in the evaluation of new GOES-R satellite technologies so forecasters are ready to use these new capabilities as soon as GOES-R launches.
You can learn more about the GOES-R satellite series and see the countdown to launch here.
Click here to learn more about forecasting a storm and understanding hurricane intensification.
- Dr. Steve Goodman, GOES-R Senior Scientist, NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service
- Andrea Schumacher, Research Associate and GOES-R/JPSS Satellite Liaison to the National Hurricane Center, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB)
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