GOES-15 Becomes GOES-West
Ross Van Til and Brian Motta - Forecast Decision Training Branch
On December 6, 2011, the GOES-15 Satellite replaces GOES-11 as the operational GOES-West Satellite covering Western North America and the Eastern Pacific. This short training session will highlight the primary operationally significant changes associated with this transition.
- Recognize that GOES-West is transitioning from GOES-11 to GOES-15
- Distinguish the differences between GOES-11 and GOES-15 water vapor imagery
- Recognize that a new 13.3 um IR "CO2" channel is available from GOES-15
- Describe additional image frames available from GOES-15
This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.
Training Session Options
LMS students - to begin the training, use the web-based video or audio playback options below (if present for this session).
- Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. For students who initiated this course in the NWS Learning Center (LMS), certificates of completion can be obtained from the learning center's "My Transcript" page upon completion of the associated quiz.
- Powerpoint presentation
- GOES-15 Science Test NOAA Technical Report
- GOES-11 to GOES-15 Transition - FAQ
- GOES-15 NOAA / Science Post Launch Test
- GOES-15 Satellite Status Summary
- COMET Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Section V2 module - includes information, examples, and animations regarding improvements for GOES-15.
- CIMSS Satellite Blog - Informative blog entries with mention of and/or examples from GOES-15.
- NESDIS User Services.
- Developed: 2011