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Sarsat rescues by month
Summer is here! For many of us, that means summer vacations, and, in general, more time spent outdoors. But we wondered: with nicer weather and more people engaged in outdoor recreation, will the SARSAT system in the United States and surrounding regions receive more calls for help? 
 GOES-16 GLM imagery of Hurricane Eugene and lightning on the mainland
Notice anything interesting about this imagery from GOES-16's Geostationary Lightning Mapper?
GOES-S_1 is the full satellite during an operation to deploy the Antenna Wing Assembly
Progress continues on the development of NOAA's GOES-S and GOES-T spacecraft that will follow the successful launch of GOES-R, renamed GOES-16 upon reaching geostationary orbit. 
GOES-16 imagery featuring EUMETSAT Dust Enhancement
It's dusty out there. Beyond the research indicating the frequency of dust storms is on the rise around the world, scientists estimate that, on average, about 20 teragrams of dust are suspended in the atmosphere at any given time!
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.