Second Symposium: Toward a Global Earth Observation System of Systems—Future National Operational Environmental Satellite Systems


Serving Society with GOES-R Solar and Space Environment Data

Howard J. Singer, NOAA/NWS, Boulder, CO; and S. Hill, T. Onsager, R. Viereck, and D. Biesecker

Instrumentation on GOES-R to monitor the highly-variable solar and near-Earth space environment continues a long history of space weather observations from the GOES program. These observations are used to protect life and property of those adversely impacted by space weather conditions. The expanded services from GOES-R will improve our opportunity to support forecasters at NOAA's Space Environment Center; customers in other government agencies, such as DOD and NASA; commercial users of space weather services; and international space environment services. In this presentation we will describe the status of the space weather instrument suites for GOES-R, the products and services that depend on these instruments, and the preparation for new products and services to better support our users. The instruments that contribute to the new services and products include: the Solar Imaging Suite (SIS), that will measure solar x-rays and solar EUV radiation; a solar coronagraph (SCOR) that is part of the SIS suite of instruments, and is currently designated as a pre-planned product improvement instrument; and the energetic particle instruments, called the SEISS (Space Environment In-Situ Suite), that will provide multiple measurements characterizing the charged particle population, including measurements of the electron, proton, and heavy ion fluxes. Finally, Earth's magnetic field will be measured by a magnetometer (MAG) which is part of the spacecraft procurement. The measurements made by these instruments will contribute to the global Earth and Solar observations that are used in NOAA's operations to continuously specify and forecast conditions in the space environment. wrf recording  Recorded presentation

Session 4, Goes-R: Part II
Wednesday, 1 February 2006, 4:00 PM-5:15 PM, A302

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