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Watch the amount of sunlight reaching the North Pole increase with the coming summer solstice in this animation of GOES-16 visible imagery! 
map of storm with lightning
It’s mid-April 2017 and NOAA’s GOES-16 Field Campaign, a two-month-long effort to calibrate and validate the earth viewing instruments on NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite, has officially entered its second phase. As storm clouds gather, excitement in the field campaign operations center grows. The call was made the evening before. There is going to be a mission this morning— a hunt for lightning.
Get ready for the coming 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season by familiarizing yourself with these three common hurricane-related terms.  
freeze-thaw graphic
A new interface using data from NOAA's National Center for Environmental Information is helping the transportation sector better predict when conditions prompting load restrictions will occur and how long they’re likely to last.
several fires burn in the southeast
Fires, whether naturally occurring or man-made, have substantial impacts on both the landscape and air quality. Fortunately, satellites can detect and monitor fires large and small, and provide data on a range of factors, including location, duration, size, temperature and intensity.
ER-2 video of desert
Flying out of Palmdale, California, a NASA’s ER-2 high-altitude plane and its suite of highly specialized instruments recently took to the air over the Sonoran Desert in Mexico and the Mojave Desert in Ivanpah, California, on March 23 and 28 to validate GOES-16’s Advanced Baseline Imager — the satellite’s primary instrument.
GOES-R Ground System architecture
When the topic du jour turns to satellite meteorology and its benefits, the spacecraft usually get all the attention. This stands to reason, but there is no denying that satellites are only half of the highly specialized technical apparatus that collects remotely sensed data and makes it available to scientists. p { width:900px; }
An artist's rendition of JPSS-1
Tiny satellites known as CubeSats, which can be attached to a larger satellite mission and used for educational, research and development purposes, will accompany the JPSS-1 spacecraft inside the rocket fairing on board the Delta II rocket that will take JPSS-1 into space.  p { width:900px; }
ER-2 in flight
GOES-16 is ready to embark on another major milestone— The GOES-16 Field Campaign! During this three-month event, an assemblage of high-altitude planes, ground-based sensors, drones, and satellites will be used to fine-tune GOES-16’s suite of brand new instruments. p { width:900px; }