GOES-18 – The Latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite

The game of go (, pronounced ‘g’) is played between two opposing players on a 19 x 19 board. Each player has white or black stones which they place on vacant intersections (points) of the board. The object of the game is to surround an opponent’s stone with your own in order to capture it, or force him to resign. There are many different strategies in go, and it is important for students of the game to understand how these strategies work.

The GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite) program provides critical atmospheric, hydrologic, oceanographic, climatic, space weather and solar geophysical data to NOAA/SEC customers. The GOES spacecraft series and the ground system are managed by NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service division.

GOES-18, the latest spacecraft in the GOES-16 series of geostationary operational environmental satellites, is providing meteorologists with striking views of Earth. The GOES-18 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) has three times more spectral channels, four times more resolution, and five times faster scanning than previous GOES instruments. ABI is also able to combine multiple channels of data to produce imagery that approximates what the human eye would see from space, called GeoColor.

A key objective of GOES-18 is to provide near real-time imagery for the NOAA space weather forecasting community, and to detect the presence of threatening space debris in Earth orbit that could disrupt communications systems, affect satellites in higher Earth orbit, or reduce navigational accuracy of high altitude aircraft and power grids on the ground. GOES-18’s Space Environment Monitoring instrument (SEM) is currently providing this capability in real-time by monitoring the near-Earth solar-terrestrial electromagnetic environment and transmitting the information to NOAA/SEC.

A research team led by Professor Hashimoto from Japan’s Kanazawa University used GOES-18 to study Amazon seasonality, an aspect of Earth’s climate that is not well represented in existing models. The Amazon rainforest is covered by clouds most of the year, making it difficult to observe seasonal changes in temperature and moisture from polar-orbiting satellites. GOES-18’s geostationary position, which allows it to monitor the Amazon every 10 minutes for an entire day, allowed researchers to identify patterns that polar-orbiting satellites often miss.

NOAA’s GOES-R program is developing the next generation of geostationary environmental satellites, with improved capabilities for both direct and centralized services. The GOES-R spacecraft series, and its improved ground segment infrastructure, will enable NOAA to meet increasing user demands for lower latency, full hemispheric coverage, and enhanced direct services. The GOES-R program is being funded by NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research with support from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. NOAA’s DOC is responsible for setting requirements and approving budgets for the overall GOES-R program, including the GSFC Ground Segment Project procurement. NOAA/SEC manages the design and development of GOES-R’s sensor suite. The GOES-R system is scheduled to enter service in 2021.

The Qualities of a Nice Person

A nice person is polite, pleasant and respectful. They treat others with kindness, and they do their part to make the world a better place. Nice people usually have a good attitude and they work hard to keep their temper under control. They also show interest in other people and try to learn something new from every interaction they have. This quality makes it easy for a nice person to get along with everyone.

The word nice has many definitions, ranging from “pleasant and agreeable” to “foolish and stupid.” It is a polysemous word, meaning that it can take on different meanings depending on context.

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Being a nice person requires a high level of empathy and the ability to put oneself in other people’s shoes. Nice people are willing to help friends and strangers alike, even if it means going out of their way. They do things like hold doors open for others, offer to lend a hand when needed and compliment other people on their looks. This is because they truly care about the feelings and opinions of other people.

It’s important for nice people to be honest with themselves and their own needs, too. If they are constantly repressing their own thoughts and emotions in order to be nice, they might end up feeling unfulfilled. They may also become irritable and have emotional outbursts that they can’t explain.

Being nice can be rewarding, but it is not without its costs. If someone is putting themselves out for other people but isn’t being nice to themselves, they will eventually burn out. Nice people are self-respecting and know that they deserve to be treated nicely, too. They also realize that they can’t be a giver without being a taker from time to time. This is why they practice self-care and take time to enjoy themselves. This allows them to continue being nice to other people. They also understand that they can’t always please everyone, and they don’t expect others to be perfect. This self-respect and appreciation also helps them to stay consistent with their niceness, even when life throws them a curveball. Being nice isn’t easy, but it is gratifying in the long run. Those who are consistent with their kindness will reap the benefits of it over the course of their lifetime.