NEWS AN D Notes NOAA-16 Replaces Older Environmental two polar-orbiting satellites and GOES-8 and GOES- Satellite 10 are the two geostationary satellites. NOAA also operates satellites in the Defense Meteorological Sat- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- ellite Program. tration (NOAA) announced that the environmental NOA A and the National Aeronautics and Space satellite NOAA-16, featuring improved imaging and Administration (NASA) work together to develop and sounding capabilities, replaced NOAA-14 on 20 March launch NOAA's environmental satellites. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, NOAA-16, which successfully completed engineer- is responsible for the construction, integration, and ing and instrument calibration, is a Polar-Orbiting verification testing of the satellite, instruments, and Operational Environmental Satellite (POES). The sec- ond in a series of five POES satellites, it was launched ground equipment. NASA also arranges launch of the 21 September 2000, and will operate over the next 10 satellites with the U.S. Air Force. years . The satellite it replaces, NOAA-14, was Tsunami Education a Priority in Hawaii and launched in December 1994. Like other NOAA satel- West Coast States lites, NOAA-16 collects meteorological data and trans- mits the information to users around the world to The recent earthquake in Seattle
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jun 1, 2001
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