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Hunting for Lightning: A Day at the GOES-16 Post-Launch Field Campaign

John D. Moore, modified 5 Years ago.
Padawan Posts: 27 Join Date: 12/15/11 Recent Posts

"It’s mid-April 2017 and the GOES-16 Field Campaign, a two-month-long effort to calibrate and validate the earth
viewing instruments
on NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite, has officially entered its second phase. 
For the last month a team of instrument scientists, meteorologists, and specialized pilots have used a high-altitude
plane, ground-based sensors, and satellites to collect and compare measurements from across the United States.
With life-saving warnings and revolutionary weather data on the line, it is imperative that this campaign succeeds.
NOAA’s newest and most advanced weather satellite must be as accurate as possible."

For more information go to NOAA NESDIS