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Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) circle the Earth in a geosynchronous orbit over the Equator. This means they observe the Earth from the exact same vantage point all the time. This allows the GOES satellites to continuously monitor a single position on the Earth’s surface from 35,800 kilometers (22,300 miles) above the planet. Currently, GOES satellites provide half-hourly observations of the Americas and their surrounding environment.


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Ma Z, Z Li, J Li, T Schmit, L Cucurull, R Atlas, and B Sun. 2021. "Enhance low level temperature and moisture profiles through combining NUCAPS, ABI observations and RTMA analysis." Earth and Space Science, 8(6), e2020EA001402, 10.1029/2020EA001402.

Henderson D, J Otkin, and J Mecikalski. 2021. "Evaluating Convective Initiation in High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction Models Using GOES-16 Infrared Brightness Temperatures." Monthly Weather Review, 149(4), 10.1175/MWR-D-20-0272.1.

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