NOAA -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A view of the satellite image of the day

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the NOAA/NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured this color-enhanced infrared image of the Detwiler Fire burning in central California on July 19, 2017. This color-enhanced infrared image was created with VIIRS high resolution bands 4, 2, and 1. The thermal sensitivity of band 4 generates the intense red color associated with active fires.

“The NTSB [National Transportation Safety Board] uses the NCEI NEXRAD database in 80-90% of our cases.” -- Paul Suffern, Senior Meteorologist at the National Transportation Safety Board



GOES-16 Sees the Summer Solstice Arrive!

“In 2015 Hawaii experienced a second coral bleaching event. We knew about this months before because of Coral Reef Watch.” -- Anne Rosinki, Rapid Response Manager 2014 and 2015, Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources

GOES-S Set to Begin Electromagnetic Testing in August

GOES-S Set to Begin Electromagnetic Testing in August

GOES-S recently completed a review to assess its readiness to enter final testing to ensure the spacecraft can withstand the harsh environments of launch and space. The satellite was cleared to begin electromagnetic testing in August, which will confirm the electromagnetic signals produced by satellite’s components do not interfere with its operation. GOES-S has already completed the other environmental tests necessary to prepare it for launch. Vibration testing simulates the stresses experienced during launch to make sure there are no structural weaknesses.

“The power of our message is enhanced by the data.” -- Jason Vasquez, Conservation Program Director, Coral Reef Alliance.