Session 1 GOES-R and JPSS: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going?

Wednesday, 2 August 2017: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM
Madison Ballroom (Madison Concourse Hotel)
Host: 2017 Summer Community Meeting
Jordan Gerth, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Following a successful launch and ensuing test period, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) is providing captivating high-quality weather imagery that is increasingly supporting operational meteorologists and research activities. In the coming months, the GOES-R constellation will be complemented with the first satellite in the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS), which will provide new observations to numerical weather prediction models. With new applications abound, the panelists in this session will provide their perspectives on the United States' space-based environmental assets, reflecting on the past, present, and future of satellite meteorology, and describing the advances that the GOES-R and JPSS series will bring to the weather, water, and climate enterprise.

10:00 AM
Tom Skilling
Thomas E. Skilling, WGN-TV, Chicago, IL

10:15 AM
Mike Pavolonis
Michael J. Pavolonis, NOAA/NESDIS, Madison, WI
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Mitch Goldberg
Mitch Goldberg, NOAA/NESDIS/JPSS, Camp Springs, MD
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