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Training: Winds

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Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (Comet)

Link to Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training The Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training supports, enhances, and stimulates the communication and application of scientific knowledge of the atmospheric and related sciences for the operational and educational communities. COMET’s Web-based self-paced training materials serve earth science education and training needs by providing interactive experiences for learners at a distance. Experts at both the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) have contributed to many of these lessons.

GOES-R Series Faculty Virtual Course: Tropical Cyclones

GOES-R Series Faculty Virtual Course: Tropical Cyclones

GOES-R Series Faculty Virtual Course: Tropical Cyclones: 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 demonstrates the GOES-R series' new capabilities for real-time tropical cyclone analysis and monitoring, which will contribute significantly to improved hurricane track and intensity forecasts.

Link to GOES-R Tropical to Extratropical Transition lessons

GOES-R Tropical to Extratropical Transition

GOES-R Tropical to Extratropical Transition: This lesson uses water vapor satellite imagery from Himawari-8 to describe the typical extratropical transition of a tropical cyclone. The Himawari-8 imager previews comparable capabilities coming online with the GOES-R series Advanced Baseline Imager.

GOES-16 and S-NPP/JPSS Case Exercise: Hurricane Harvey Surface Flooding

GOES-16 and S-NPP/JPSS Case Exercise: Hurricane Harvey Surface Flooding

GOES-16 and S-NPP/JPSS Case Exercise: Hurricane Harvey Surface Flooding: Satellite data are important tools for analyses and short-term forecasts of surface floodwater. This lesson will highlight the August 2017 flooding associated with Hurricane Harvey in southeastern Texas, one of the most costly weather disasters in U.S. history. Through the use of interactive exercises the learner will become familiar with use and interpretation of satellite imagery in regions with surface flooding. The lesson will use data from both the S-NPP Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) and the GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI). The satellite-derived flood map and the data that go into the flood map will both be highlighted in the lesson. Examples of floodplain inundation, interbasin transfer, and water pooling in reservoirs will be shown along with issues related to spatial and temporal resolution.

Satellite Feature Identification: Cyclogenesis

Satellite Feature Identification: Cyclogenesis

Satellite Feature Identification: Cyclogenesis: This module uses water vapor satellite imagery to present a satellite perspective of basic features associated with the formation and development of extratropical cyclones.

Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT)

Link to Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT) pageVirtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT) is a joint effort involving NOAA Cooperative Institutes, the National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS), and the National Weather Service (NWS). The primary mission of VISIT is to accelerate the transfer of research results based on atmospheric remote sensing data into NWS operations using distance education techniques. Training sessions include topics on Satellite Meteorology, Severe Weather, Climate, Numerical Weather Prediction, and more. Many of these modules were developed in collaboration with the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA). VISIT also provides monthly Satellite Chats to demonstrate satellite products that can be applied to operational forecasting and identify new training topics based on specific participant needs. See the VISIT Training Calendar for upcoming VISIT Satellite Chats.

A selection of VISIT training sessions specific to GOES is listed below:

Cyclogenesis: Analysis Utilizing Geostationary Satellite Imagery

Cyclogenesis: Analysis Utilizing Geostationary Satellite Imagery:  This module examine various conceptual models of cyclogenesis (basic, split flow, cold air, instant occlusion and in-stream) and helps forecasters learn to utilize a blend of conceptual models, satellite imagery, and NWP output in diagnosing cyclogenesis.

GOES-R Baseline Product: Derived Motion Winds

GOES-R Baseline Product: Derived Motion Winds: This module is part of the GOES-R Satellite Foundational Course and covers the derived motion winds product.

GOES-R Baseline Product: Hurricane Intensity Estimate

GOES-R Baseline Product: Hurricane Intensity Estimate: This module is part of the GOES-R Satellite Foundational Course and provides an introduction to the Hurricane Intensity Estimate (HIE) product.

GOES-R Cyclogenesis Life Cycle

GOES-R Cyclogenesis Life Cycle: This module is part of the GOES-R Satellite Foundational Course and covers the life cycle of extra-tropical cyclogenesis.

GOES-R Cyclogenesis Potential Vorticity Concepts

GOES-R Cyclogenesis Potential Vorticity Concepts: This module is part of the GOES-R Satellite Foundational Course and covers potential vorticity concepts applied to extra-tropical cyclogenesis.

GOES-R General Circulation Patterns

GOES-R General Circulation Patterns: This module is part of the GOES-R Satellite Foundational Course and the primary learning objective is to learn how to make optimal use of GOES-R imagery to identify and monitor basic circulation features, including ridges, troughs and jets.

GOES-R Low-Level Jet Features

GOES-R Low-Level Jet Features: This module is part of the GOES-R Satellite Foundational Course and the primary learning objective is to provide an introduction to how GOES-R series capabilities can be utilized to identify various types of low-level jets.

Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Cyclogenesis

Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Cyclogenesis: This training session is part of a series that focuses on applications of synthetic imagery from the NSSL 4-km WRF-ARW model. In this training session we'll consider applications of the synthetic imagery in forecasting extratropical cyclogenesis. This training session builds off the previous VISIT Cyclogenesis course which stressed a blend of conceptual models, NWP output and GOES satellite imagery.

Link to Tropical SHyMet Introduction lessons

Tropical SHyMet Introduction

Tropical SHyMet Introduction: The Tropical track of the SHyMet course will cover satellite imagery interpretation and application of satellite derived products in the tropics as well as the models used at NHC for tropical cyclone forecasting.