Weather - GOES-R Resources

Weather - GOES-R Resources

These resources provide students and teachers access to background content on Weather and Climate, and Apps and lessons that will enhance their knowledge of Satellites and Remote Sensing.  In addition, links to resources that provide current and historical datasets and imagery are provided for potential research purposes.

American Meteorological Society

American Meteorological Society

  • DataStreme Atmosphere
  • Earth's Climate System
  • DataStreme Ocean



COMET Modules -


  • Preparing for GOES-R at NOAA's Hazardous Weather Testbed
  • GOES-R Trailer
  • Watchful Eyes: The Role of Geostationary Weather Satellites
  • GOES-R Post-Launch Activities
  • NOAA Satellite Operations

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)NOAA


Climate change

Changes in average weather conditions that persist over multiple decades or longer. Climate change encompasses both increases and decreases in temperature, as well as shifts in precipitation, changing risk of certain types of severe weather events, and changes to other features of the climate system.

Climate variability

Natural changes in climate that fall within the observed range of extremes for a particular region, as measured by temperature, precipitation, and frequency of events. Drivers of climate variability include the El Niño Southern Oscillation and other phenomena

Extreme events

A weather event that is rare at a particular place and time of year, including, for example, heat waves, cold waves, heavy rains, periods of drought and flooding, and severe storms.

Related terms: Extreme weather

Extreme precipitation (events)

An episode of abnormally high rain or snow. The definition of "extreme" is a statistical concept that varies depending on location, season, and length of the historical record.


A capability to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from significant multi-hazard threats with minimum damage to social well-being, the economy, and the environment.