Steve Goodman

Steve Goodman

Chief Program Scientist, NOAA

Dr. Steve Goodman is the Senior Scientist for the GOES-R satellite program. His research interests include the global distribution and variability of thunderstorms, lightning and precipitation physics, and the application of space-based remote sensing to improve the short-range forecasting of severe storms. As the Senior Program Scientist for the GOES-R Program, he serves as the primary science authority for the nation’s next generation geostationary environmental satellite program, a joint agency development managed by NOAA and NASA. Dr. Goodman is also the Team Lead for the GOES-R Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) Science Team. Following a 20-year career with NASA and prior to joining the GOES-R Program Office, he served as the Deputy Director of the NESDIS Office for Satellite Research and Applications and as the Acting Deputy Director for the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation. He is a past recipient of the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement for his research on severe storms and a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.

Plenary Session: GOES-R and Instruments

Great Hall

NOAA’s Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) have been a mainstay of weather forecasts and environmental monitoring for the past 40 years. The next generation of GOES satellites, known as the GOES-R Series, ushers in a new era in geostationary environmental satellites. It has been 22 years since the last major instrument advance with the GOES I-M series. The […]

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GOES-R Advanced Training

The Steinman Hall at Grove School of Engineering

This advanced training session is focused on users who already have foundational knowledge of NOAA’s next generation GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). It will feature case studies that include hands-on exercises using GOES-16 data and derived products focused on special topics such as tropical and convective weather, heavy precipitation […]

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Panel Discussion: Research to Operations

Great Hall

This panel of prominent experts in the NOAA NESDIS Research to Operations processes will discuss current and future plans of the transition of satellite products into operations.  Organizational responsibilities, recent successes, lessons learned, and future capabilities will be discussed.  The audience is invited to discuss observations of the current process and recommendations for improvements. Moderator: […]

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