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This week, NOAA will begin releasing GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) “beta” level data and imagery—data which are still preliminary and not yet fully ready for use--to forecasters and scientific partners. This is an important step in making sure that GOES-17 is ready to do its job of providing timely, accurate data for weather forecasting and environmental monitoring.
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As California chokes on thick wildfire smoke, emergency responders look to a combination of powerful new NOAA satellite sensors and advanced NOAA weather models to provide accurate forecasts of smoke movement. Wildfire smoke can spread thousands of miles from its source, affecting visibility and weather. Smoke from a wildfire is made up of microscopic particles that can penetrate deep into a person’s lung and eyes, and exposure can lead to a range of health problems, from burning eyes to aggravated chronic heart and lung diseases and even death.   
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Every day, NOAA’s network of satellites and Earth-based observation system collect some 20 terabytes of environmental data. This enormous collection of observations allows us to forecast the weather, monitor Earth’s climate and oceans, and map natural hazards – helping save lives, protect our infrastructure and support our economy. 
Pam Sullivan - A leader in the development of satellite technology.
Women make up nearly half of our country's workforce, but only about 25 percent are employed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. We want to celebrate the trailblazing women within NOAA who prove that women play a critical role in the continued success of our organization. If there are any girls out there who love science, weather and space - we have some role models for you! 
Carr Fire
With raging wildfires torching the Western landscape, and six billion dollar weather-related disasters already experienced in the U.S. this year, the demand for NOAA's Satellite and Information Service (NESDIS) weather related data is at an all-time high. To help expand the availability and use of this data, NESDIS is looking to partner with private firms to find better, faster ways to process, exploit and distribute NOAA's satellite weather data. 
Ocean Colors
The chemistry of our oceans is changing. NOAA satellites are gathering data that shows the coastline of the Atlantic is absorbing more carbon dioxide (CO2) than ever before in human history, mirroring the increase of the gas in our atmosphere. The result is something we can’t always see with our eyes, or even notice from the coast.
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While experts continue addressing an issue with the cooling system of GOES-17’s Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), they have made progress in increasing the available observing time of the affected infrared channels. Due to adjustments in operating procedures, the ABI is demonstrating improved performance from initial observations.
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Top officials from NOAA's Satellite and Information Service and National Weather Service today spoke with media about the status of the GOES-17 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), the satellite's primary instrument. 
JPSS-1 Liftoff Photo
So, you thought ride sharing was just a new trend on Earth – it’s also about to take off – literally – in space.