Time : Nov. 19, 2013 from noon

Location : Steinman Hall T124, Grove School of Engineering, The City College of New York, NY 10031

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  • Dr. Steven Goodman
  • GOES-R Program Senior Scientist, NESDIS/GOESPO

Rsvp : Ms. Nida Valani
CREST Seminar Coordinator


GOES-R, Himawari 8/9, and Meteosat Third Generation (MTG) will produce a great leap forward in observing system capabilities, while at the same time providing a significant challenge to ensure that the users are ready to exploit
the vast improvements in spatial, spectral and temporal resolutions. In order to ensure user readiness, forecasters and other users must have access to prototype advanced products well before launch, and have the opportunity to provide feedback to product developers to ensure that the end products truly meet their needs.

The GOES-R Proving Ground engages the National Weather Service (NWS) forecast and warning communities, and other U.S. and international users in pre-operational demonstrations of select products with GOES-R spectral, spatial, radiometric, and temporal sampling attributes. In the PG, developers and forecasters test and apply algorithms for new GOES-R  satellite data and products using proxy data sets from numerous satellites (TERRA, AQUA, GOES, MSG, Suomi-NPP, and TRMM), ground-based measurements, and computer simulated products. User education, outreach and training are critical components of user readiness. The Proving Ground is both a recipient and a source of education and training. Training material is developed to prepare the participants conducting evaluations at the NOAA Testbeds, e.g., the Hazardous Weather Testbed’s Spring Experiment and Aviation Weather Center winter and summer experiments.
The Proving Ground provides a rich source of training material for COMET and the WMO VLAB, which benefits user communities the world over.

Plans for the future include new and expanded partner relationships between the Proving Ground and JPSS, JMA, and EUMETSAT to go beyond the standard GOES-R product stovepipe and introduce more blended and fused products
to simulate how forecasters will integrate the GOES-R information with other forecast tools. The Proving Ground demonstrations are expanding beyond the NWS operational users to include participation from international
(e.g., European Severe Storms Laboratory) and broadcaster communities.