12A.2 Staying at the Forefront of Geostationary Satellite Research: A Joint Effort between NOAA and NASA

Thursday, 16 January 2020: 11:00 AM
255 (Boston Convention and Exhibition Center)
D. T. Lindsey, NOAA/NESDIS, Fort Collins, CO; and T. Lee

The last 5 years have seen a massive technological leap in geostationary satellite observations. The GOES-R series of satellites hosts the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) that provides 3 times the spectral channels, 4 times to the spatial resolution, and 5 times the temporal sampling compared to the legacy geostationary imager. In addition, GOES-R’s Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) is providing for the first time the ability to detect total lightning from space in a continuous manner. We are now able to take algorithms originally developed on polar-orbiting sensors such as MODIS and extend them to Geo, thus bringing in the critical time component and allowing for a revolution in observing capability of land and meteorological features. Additionally, new applications are being discovered almost daily, opening the door for new avenues of applied research

NOAA’s GOES-R Program and NASA’s Earth Science Division are teaming up to invite new research proposals that aim to utilize these new geostationary observations to meet the needs of both NASA and NOAA. For the first time, a combined NASA/NOAA ROSES Request for Proposals was put out in Fall of 2019, and at the current time those proposals are being evaluated. This presentation will highlight recent results from NOAA and NASA geostationary satellite research initiatives and will provide an update on the ongoing review and selection processes for the new ROSES call.

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