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August 13th, 2015

Preparing for GOES-R at NOAA's Hazardous Weather Testbed (Video)

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[SatNews] NOAA satellite experts and weather forecasters worked together at the Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) in Norman, Oklahoma, to prepare to use data from the GOES-R satellite to improve short-range hazardous weather forecasts and warning decision-making.

This video highlights the work done from May 4 to June 12, 2015 (during the height of severe weather season). NOAA invited National Weather Service forecasters and paired them with TV broadcast meteorologists to evaluate the new science, technology and products that will be available from the GOES-R satellite once it is launched in 2016.

Each week of the experiment, researchers and forecasters worked side-by-side to evaluate new products and tools and participated in experimental forecast and warning generation exercises. This approach prepares weather forecasters to use the new capabilities that will be available from NOAA’s next generation of geostationary weather satellites, the GOES-R series.

Credit: NASA Goddard Media Studio