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diagram of the data sources in Crop Explorer
In “NOAA Satellite Data Aids the Nation's Agricultural Forecasts,” we highlighted the Joint Agricultural Weather Facility and its publication, Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin, which offers detailed descriptions of satellite imagery and blended data products to help agricultural producers respond to changing weather conditions. In this article, we're taking a look at another USDA information product that relies on satellite data—Crop Explorer.
GOES-R Night
The GOES-R team has begun a series of important rehearsals to ensure its personnel are prepared for every facet of the satellite's upcoming launch.
green earth
A new study based long-term vegetation data sets derived, in part, from NOAA polar-orbiting satellites has found significant greening on a quarter to one-half of the Earth's vegetated lands. 
Once operational, JPSS-1 will circle the Earth from pole-to-pole and cross the equator 14 times a day in its afternoon orbit—providing full global coverage twice a day.
image of ash plume from eruption of Pavlof volcano
Data from polar-orbiting satellites like Suomi NPP provide forecasters with a better perspective on the Alaska Region and provide critical information on hazards like ash from volcanic eruptions.
GOES-13 has served in the GOES East position since April 2010. 
The first man-made satellite didn't come along until 1957. Today, thousands of artificial satellites orbit Earth, with many others orbiting the sun and planets.
AHS graphic
NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms in the Atlantic this season, including 1 to 4 major hurricanes.
Map of the United States showing areas with the worst light pollution
According to a new global atlas of light pollution, one third of humanity and 80 percent of Americans can't see the Milky Way.