New high-res weather images from space

Daily News Article - January 24, 2017

Questions

1. a) What is the GOES-16?
b) What does it do? (What are its capabilities?)

2. Why is this new model needed?

3. What benefit will the GOES-16 offer regarding weather reporting?

4. How do current global forecast models work?

5. How is the new weather satellite different from the current system? Be specific.