APOD: Perihelion to Aphelion (2020 Jan 09)

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Re: APOD: Perihelion to Aphelion (2020 Jan 09)

Post by Ann » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:46 pm

neufer wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:25 pm
TheZuke! wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:00 pm

How are things in Tralfamadore?
(Not, how were things in Tralfamadore, or how will things be in Tralfamadore.)
So it GOES
Neufer designed IR filters for NOAA's GOES Sounder???

Seious???? :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: APOD: Perihelion to Aphelion (2020 Jan 09)

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:55 pm

Ann wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:46 pm
neufer wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:25 pm
TheZuke! wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:00 pm

How are things in Tralfamadore?
(Not, how were things in Tralfamadore, or how will things be in Tralfamadore.)
So it GOES
Neufer designed IR filters for NOAA's GOES Sounder???

Seious???? :shock: :shock: :shock:
As "Seious" as I ever get.

It was the last generation of NOAA's GOES Sounder... with just one left over the Pacific:

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/rt/view ... ct=gsc_b12

So it GOES
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Re: APOD: Perihelion to Aphelion (2020 Jan 09)

Post by TheZuke! » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:29 pm

neufer,
Was it GOES-5 that had "its lights burn out"?

I recall meteorologists (early 1990's) referring to a GOES satellite lost its IR capability because a carousel of Infrared lamps (needed to calibrate the camera?) used up all of its lamps.

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Re: APOD: Perihelion to Aphelion (2020 Jan 09)

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:42 pm

TheZuke! wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:29 pm

Was it GOES-5 that had "its lights burn out"?

I recall meteorologists (early 1990's) referring to a GOES satellite lost its IR capability because a carousel of Infrared lamps (needed to calibrate the camera?) used up all of its lamps.
  • They only let me work on the secondary instrument: the atmospheric sounder.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GOES_5 wrote:
<<The primary instrument carried aboard GOES-5,
the Visible Infrared Spin-Scan Radiometer or VISSR, failed in 1984.>>
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doublethink wrote:
<<Doublethink is the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts. Doublethink is related to, but differs from, hypocrisy and neutrality. Also related is cognitive dissonance, in which contradictory beliefs cause conflict in one's mind. Doublethink is notable due to a lack of cognitive dissonance—thus the person is completely unaware of any conflict or contradiction.

George Orwell invented the word doublethink (as part of Newspeak) in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the novel, its origins within the citizenry is unclear; while it could be partly a product of Big Brother's formal brainwashing programs, the novel explicitly shows people learning doublethink and Newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to "fit in", or gain status within the Party—to be seen as a loyal Party Member. In the novel, for someone to even recognize—let alone mention—any contradiction within the context of the Party line is akin to blasphemy, and could subject that person to disciplinary action and the instant social disapproval of fellow Party Members.>>
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Re: APOD: Perihelion to Aphelion (2020 Jan 09)

Post by Ann » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:41 am

neufer wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:55 pm
Ann wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:46 pm
Neufer designed IR filters for NOAA's GOES Sounder???

Seious???? :shock:
As "Seious" as I ever get.

It was the last generation of NOAA's GOES Sounder... with just one left over the Pacific:

http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/rt/view ... ct=gsc_b12

So it GOES
Sorry about the spelling mistake. I make them more these days. :(

But hey, Art, tell us a little more! When exactly did you work on GOES Sounder? What year or years? How did you land the job? What exactly was your task designing this thing - making mathematical calculations, running simulations?

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