GOES-R Series Faculty Virtual Course: Severe Storms: This course is part of a webinar series to provide university faculty and others with a solid basis for using GOES-R/16 data in coursework and student research projects. This module explains how GOES-R/16 can help improve forecasts of severe storms and provide forecasters with real-time information about lightning, flooding potential and other hazards.
GOES-16 Case Exercise: 8 May 2017 Colorado Hail Event This lesson harnesses GOES-16’s increased temporal and spatial resolutions to identify convective development and intensity signatures on traditional longwave IR and visible band imagery, and compares the experience to using legacy GOES products. The lesson is geared toward early-career forecasters, those forecasters wanting more experience using high-resolution satellite data to forecast convection, and will be useful to aviation forecasters, meteorology major students and instructors, and weather enthusiasts.
Day Convection RGB: Originally developed by EUMETSAT and referred to as the Severe Storms RGB, this product was renamed and adapted for GOES ABI. Convection can be seen in several of the single channels from ABI, but it is severe convection from very strong updrafts that is the focus of this RGB. Examples from ABI during the spring of 2018 are presented over the CONUS as well as marine regions. The objective of this lesson is to apply the Day Convection RGB to identify where strong updrafts are occurring and associated severe convection is likely to result in hazards such as large hail, severe wind, and heavy precipitation. Download Day Convection RGB Quick Guide (PDF).
VISIT offers a wide selection of satellite remote sensing training materials. See the VISIT Training Sessions webpage for a complete listing.
The National Weather Service Forecast Decision Training Division (FDTD) Satellite Application Webinars are peer-to-peer learning; staff from Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs), National Centers, Center Weather Service Units (CWSUs), and River Forecast Centers (RFCs) lead the presentations. The webinars to share how to apply GOES imagery with other datasets for a specific operational application.