When the GOES-17 was launched, the hearts of meteorological workers skipped the blow. The satellite offered a chance to see all of the United States in an extremely high resolution, and the possibilities for weather forecasting were endless.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the satellites in March, but finally became positioned in its permanent location at the end of last month. The agency has now published the first satellite images from that new site. And people, I'm here to tell you that the pictures are very good.
It was able to see the western United States at its testing site. Its final resting place 35,792km above the Earth's surface is centered at 137.2 degrees west and the equator opens the whole new world of possibilities. New images include incredible high-resolution satellite images in Hawaii, Alaska, and the vast Pacific area.
See how clouds pass over the Hawaiian Islands just another day in paradise. It's so sharply, I'm almost imagining on the beach with a duck-up instead of New York height gray-brown drop, the worst season.
In addition to the real color channel, the GOES-17 also features infrared high resolution images. Viewing infrared channels is one of the ways in which meteorologists can be instructed in the storm to understand what is happening. This in turn helps in predicting, and the GOES-17 eyewitness will provide the opportunity to make real improvements in the forecast.
Newly detected infrared images show a powerful storm that shook Alaska earlier this week along the winds of the forces of the Hurricane Force. He even had a structure in the shape of a hurricane with an "eye" in the middle.
On an unlucky, but equally important side of the spectrum, the GOES-17 could catch Voolsei Fire explode in Southern California. The fire from the fire that burned Malibu and surrounding areas during the past week is clearly visible from the universe. In addition, the satellite has the ability to detect firearms. This ability can provide immediate clues to firefighters and improve the way they respond to fires, especially in difficult access areas.
We are currently in oooh and aaaa phase of the GOES-17. Images are called inoperative, which in a non-NOAA language means that they are not yet used to predict. You still need to test and execute the work process. But they provide a snapshot of what meteorologists will have to do.
Satellite will join GOES-16 and Japan's Jimivari-8, two other high resolution satellites in orbit over the equator. Together, they provide an unprecedented glimpse of the planet. NOAA plans to launch two more GOES satellites that will further enhance our eyes in the universe.
So the meteorological wave of the hypo and prognosis will not end soon. And it will not even display the pictures of our terrible planet, while others will not lose.