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NASA Kids' Cartoon Interviews a "GOES-O" Weather Satellite Engineer

NASA's Space Place is a website that helps kids learn about Earth and space science and technology. The latest interview on the website's animated "Television show," called Space Place Live! features a scientist from the weather satellite that NASA is launching in 2009, called "GOES-O."

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GOES-O Mission

    2009 Hurricane Season as Seen by GOES

    Picture yourself sitting in space watching 2009's Atlantic Ocean hurricane season in fast-forward. That's what the latest animation from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows viewers. The movie is being made available on-line as both agencies prepare for the 2010 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season, which begins on June 1 and runs through November 30.

    NASA technology and satellite data coupled with data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operated satellites, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) were combined to create a six minute animation of all of 2009's Atlantic tropical cyclones.

    Mission Overview
    GOES-O is the latest weather satellite developed by NASA to aid the nation's meteorologists and climate scientists. The acronym stands for Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite. The spacecraft in the series provide the familiar weather pictures seen on United States television newscasts every day. The satellites are equipped with a formidable array of sensors and instruments.

    GOES provides nearly continuous imaging and sounding, which allows forecasters to better measure changes in atmospheric temperature and moisture distributions, hence increasing the accuracy of their forecasts. GOES environmental information is used for a host of applications, including weather monitoring and prediction models.

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    GOES- Related Formal Education Lessons
    View lesson plans related to the GOES-O satellite
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    NASA's Hurricane Katrina Poster featuring GOES Imagery
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