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NOAA Central Library Brown Bag Seminar Series

General Information

Brown Bag Seminars (unless otherwise noted) are held from 12:00PM - 1PM EDT in the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring. A government-issued photo ID is required for those attending in person.

For remote access: Please register individually for each brown bag seminar using the remote access link under each announcement. A list of previous Brown Bag Seminars can be found in the Brown Bag Seminar Archives.

Interested in presenting?: Contact Judith Salter (301-713-2600 ext. 135) or Library Reference (301-713-2600 ext. 157). Please submit your request via the Brown Bag Request form so that we can reserve your desired presentation time on our NOAA Central Library Events calendar and have sufficient time to promote your seminar.


Upcoming Seminars

The GOES-R Series: The Nation’s Next Generation of Geostationary Weather Satellites

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 12PM EDT

Flyer: GOES-R flyer (PDF)

Location: Brown Bag area of the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD

Speaker: Tim Walsh, Acting Assistant System Program Director, GOES-R Series Program

Abstract: NOAA's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) are a mainstay of weather forecasts and environmental monitoring in the United States. The next generation of GOES satellites, known as the GOES-R series, represents significant advancements in the near real-time observation of severe weather across the Western Hemisphere. The GOES-R satellite, the first in the series that also includes GOES-S, GOES-T and GOES-U, launched on November 19, 2016, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. GOES-R is now known as GOES-16. This presentation will provide a post-launch GOES-16 status, including data validation and release, pre-operational imagery and data, satellite handover to NOAA's Office of Satellite and Product Operations, and operational location designation and timing. It will also include an update on the integration and test status of GOES-S, scheduled for launch in 2018, as well an update on GOES-T and GOES-U development.

Remote access: If you're located outside of Silver Spring and unable to join us in person, you are welcome to register for the webinar at GOES-R

About the Speaker: Timothy Walsh has been acting Assistant System Program Director since January 2017. In this role, he supports the acting System Program Director with oversight of the program and ground and flight projects. Prior to this role, Tim was the Deputy Project Manager for the GOES-R Series Flight Project. Before joining NOAA in 1995, Walsh supported a number of NASA missions, including the launch and check out of the GOES-8 and GOES-9 spacecraft as a member of the GOES Mission Operations Support Team. Previous to working at NASA, Walsh supporting the development of multiple projects for air traffic and fire-control radar systems, electronic warfare and strategic communications systems. Walsh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.


Briefing for NOAA on the Purple Line, the Georgetown Branch, and NOAA commuter impacts (short, mid, and long term)

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 12PM EDT

Location: Brown Bag area of the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD

Speaker: Tim Cupples, Montgomery County Department of Transportation, County lead on the Purple Line

Summary: Briefing for NOAA on the Purple Line, the Georgetown Branch, and NOAA commuter impacts (short, mid, and long term).

Remote access: If you're located outside of Silver Spring and unable to join us in person, you are welcome to register for the webinar and listen in at Purple Line briefing webinar!

About the Speaker: TBA


A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journeys Across the U.S.

Date: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12PM EDT

Location: Brown Bag area of the NOAA Central Library, 2nd Floor, SSMC#3, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD

Speaker: Dr. David Goodrich, NOAA (retired)

Abstract: After retiring from NOAA in 2011, David rode 4200 miles from Delaware to Oregon, looking at climate up close and talking with people along the way. On the road, he came across a toddler's beauty pageant in Maryland, the landscape of fracking in Pennsylvania, a tornado party in Missouri, and a modern ghost town in Wyoming. The trans-American route is filled with history, ranging from an Underground Railroad hub in Ohio to the Badlands fortress of the Ghost Dance in South Dakota. As shown in fragmented islands on the East Coast, droughts in Kansas, and disappearing glaciers and dying forests in the Rockies, climate change is something happening here and now.

Remote access: If you're located outside of Silver Spring and unable to join us in person, you are welcome to register for the webinar and listen in at Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journeys webinar!

About the Speaker: David Goodrich is the former Director of the Climate Observations Division at the NOAA Climate Program Office. He was also Director of the Global Climate Observing System at the World Meteorological Organization and served on two NOAA ships. He currently chairs the Board of the Chesapeake Climate Action Network. In addition to his cross-country bicycle trip, he has ridden down the Appalachians and across Montana, South Dakota, France and Spain. His book, A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist’s Bicycle Journeys Across the US, will be released from Pegasus Books on June 6th.


Additional seminars are scheduled through the OneNOAA Science Discussion Seminar Series

Archived Seminars

A list of previous Brown Bag Seminars can be found in the Brown Bag Seminar Archives.

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