Early last month, the publishing company Elsevier released a new book titled The GOES-R Series: A New Generation of Geostationary Environmental Satellites. The book introduced the GOES-R series, geostationary operational environmental satellites described by the author as “the most significant advance in weather technology in a generation”.
ESSIC/CISESS Visiting Assistant Research Scientist Scott Rudlosky was the lead author on “Chapter 16: Lightning Detection: GOES-R Series Geostationary Lightning Mapper” alongside Steve Goodman and Katrina Virts. The Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) is the first of four instruments in the GOES-R Series that will observe lightning throughout much of the Western Hemisphere through 2036.
Peng Yu, also a ESSIC/CISESS Assistant Research Scientist, wrote “Chapter 12: Land Surface Temperature Product from the GOES-R Series” alongside Yunyue Yu. Land surface temperature (LST) is produced as one of the baseline products from the GOES-R mission, and is an an essential climate variable required by the Global Climate Observing System of the World Meteorological Organization.