NASA satellites GOES and POES- From solar flares, geomagnetic storms to weather alerts (ESPD, NASA)

Amazingly, the GOES satellites and POES satellites are complementary satellite systems. They all carry suites of instruments for meteorology and environmental studies (GOES POES Poster)

The GOES provide short-range warning and now-casting while POES provides data for long-term forecasting (GOES POES Poster)

The GOES and POES crunch many other types of data too such as warning of solar flares and geomagnetic storms from GOES and POES Space Environment Monitor Data (NASA)

They also possess the tech to track wildfires by using visible and infrared data from the AVHRR Advanced very high-resolution radiometer, the instrument on POES. (Reuters)

Short-term weather forecasting is done using GOES imager data. Also, short-term weather forecasting is done using GOES Atmospheric Sounder. (GOES POES Poster)

Early detection of Solar flares is done using GOES solar X-ray imager. (NASA)

 It tracks the Ozone hole over Antarctica using POES' SBUV/2 (Solar Backscatter Ultraviolet Radiometer) (GOES POES Poster)

Medium to long-term weather forecasting and climate studies is done using POES AMSU ( Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit) data such as Maps of clouds, water boundaries, snow and ice, and sea surface temperatures. (GOES POES Poster)

The satellites even relay distress signals to ground stations for search and rescue. (GOES POES Poster)

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