First in a series of four next-generation geostationary satellites NOAA’s GOES-16 is just entering service but is already providing stunning, detailed imagery of weather events including Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
Image quality, speed and resolution are exponential improvements over previous generation NOAA weather imagery.
From NOAA’s #GOES16, a “sandwich loop” — a combination of visible and infrared imagery — of Cat. 5 #HurricaneIrma today, Sept. 6, 2017. pic.twitter.com/WJePMC0yEE
— NOAA Satellites PA (@NOAASatellitePA) September 6, 2017