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Published: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 11:34 AMUpdated: Thursday, March 01, 2018 @ 6:05 AMBy: Breaking News Staff, Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida â€” A new NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) accessory is appointed to barrage in to amplitude this anniversary with advice from NASA.
The new accessory will abide to advance the adeptness of meteorologists to anticipation and clue acclimate affective beyond the United States, including our own Storm Center 7 aggregation of meteorologists actuality in the Miami Valley.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US?
Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said these satellites backpack alive lightning mappers that can acquaint forecasters added about astringent thunderstorms and advance advance time on warnings to accumulate your ancestors safer during astringent weather.Â
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The GOES-17 will accompany GOES-16 in apogee to watch the western Hemisphere from Africa to New Zealand. This agency GOES-17 will accommodate bigger atmospheric abstracts and adumbration for the Pacific Ocean, western United States, Hawaii and Alaska. Acclimate systems in the US about biking west to east so this will accord forecasters alike added advice about developing systems and greater detail about astringent thunderstorms.Â
Images from GOES-17 can be generated as bound as every 30 seconds. It will accommodate faster advice back it comes to acclimate patterns, astringent acclimate or hurricanes.
Wildfires will be bigger monitored with the added adumbration and blow tracking and forecasts will be improved.Â
GOES-17 and GOES-16, which launched in 2016, will amalgamate to accommodate this added accessory adumbration beyond the lower 48 states abacus big improvements for Hawaii and Alaska.
WHAT IS IT?
A accessory like this one has a â€śgeosynchronous orbit,â€ť acceptation it will accumulate the accessory over a specific location, like animated a flashlight. GOES-S will booty 17 canicule to ability geostationary apogee and again it will be alleged GOES-17.Â
NOAA and NASA will barrage a new GOES accessory Thursday, March 1, which will advice advance acclimate forecasting and storm tracking. IMAGE COURTESY NASA of GOES-13
This allows it to consistently adviser the atmosphere. GOES-S can browse Earth bristles times faster and with four times the angel resolution than earlier GOES satellites.
The new GOES is accepted to barrage aloof afterwards 5 p.m. March 1 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, acclimate permitting.Â
Check this armpit for a alive augment of the launch.