Next Generation Satellite RGB Dust Imagery Demonstration Leads to Changes in Communication and Services by NWS Albuquerque Forecast Office
These unique satellite products have also enhanced our decision support services through improved communication of critical information to end users for conference calls, emergency management briefings, social media postings and media interviews. Timely communication of critical weather information to NWS customers and partners is an important contribution to their decision making processes and the weather readiness of communities. As outlined in the NWS Roadmap to a Weather-Ready Nation, the myriad actions taken internally and with partners will translate the Strategic Plan into real-life actions that save lives and livelihoods (NOAA Fact Sheet 2011). The increasing frequency and intensity of blowing dust events across New Mexico further emphasizes the need for heightened situational awareness and the availability of products that more accurately diagnose their evolution. This presentation will not only demonstrate the future capabilities of GOES-R, but more importantly provide relevant examples of how the “Dust RGB” product has extended the vision and mission critical objectives of the NWS.