WELCOME TO THE STOR

Welcome!

Welcome to the Satellite Training and Operations Resources (STOR) VLab community. Here you will find reference materials and links regarding NOAA satellite systems used in operational meteorology. 

If you have questions regarding the STOR, please send an e-mail to STOR@noaa.gov. We will do our best to answer your questions in a timely manner.

If you would like to make a submission for an item to be considered for the STOR, please fill out this STOR submission form.

Please note that the VLab is NOT an operational system. Therefore, there may be VLab outages when material on this page will not be available. 

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NEWS

News Features (Updated 5/18/20)

New Content Added

A quick brief on the VIIRS Fire Temperature RGB has been added:  https://vlab.ncep.noaa.gov/web/stor/viirs-fire-temperature-rgb

GOES 17 Status

During post-launch testing of the GOES-17 ABI instrument, an issue with the instrument’s cooling system was discovered. The loop heat pipe (LHP) subsystem, which transfers heat from the ABI electronics to the radiator, is not operating at its designed capacity. The consequence of this is that the ABI detectors cannot be maintained at their intended temperatures under certain orbital conditions. Inadequate cooling of the infrared channels leads to partial loss of imagery during some of the overnight hours before and after the vernal and autumnal equinoxes.

Read more about the GOES-17 cooling system issue and expected impacts on ABI performance here:

https://www.goes-r.gov/users/GOES-17-ABI-Performance.html

And for answers to common FAQs:

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES/loopheatpipeanomaly.php

Mesosector Reminder

Remember, you can check out the current and planned locations of meso-sectors for both GOES-16 and GOES-17 here:

https://vlab.ncep.noaa.gov/web/goes-r-end-user-mission-readiness-project/goesr-mds-main

Recent FDTD GOES applications webinars

Moving toward situations awareness with the GLM - 22 April 2020

Utilizing the GLM in the severe warning process - 11 March 2020

More past webinars can be found here: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/satellite_chat/

Recent satellite-related blog posts

40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption - 18 May 2020

Typhoon Vongfong makes landfall in the Philippines - 14 May 2020

Texas PH severe storms - 7 May 2020 - 8 May 2020

Missouri River Valley Blowing Dust – 5/5/2020 - 6 May 2020

The Rumble Heard ‘Round the Valley - 20 April 2020

New-generation satellite observations monitor air pollution during COVID-19 lockdown measures in California - 4 April 2020

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