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SHyMet – Distance Training Topics

Intern Distance Training Topics


This course will be delivered through the E-Learning Management System (LMS). Be sure to register with us first before signing up for the learning path within the LMS, go to the Introduction link for registration.

Satellite Imagery and Products in the Forecast Process

Student Guides:

Understanding satellite imagery

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Title Topic Instructor(s) Developed Updated Length (min) WMO Sat. Skill(s)
SHyMet Intern Orientation Intern Course Intern Course SHyMet 2006 30
GOES Imaging and Sounding area coverage, resolution, and image frequency Archived Training Archived Session Bernie Connell 2005 30
Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection Intern Course Intern Course 2002 180
Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster: Introduction Intern Course Intern Course COMET 2001
GOES Sounder Data and Products Archived Training Archived Session Scott Bachmeier 2006
Applications and case examples

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Title Topic Instructor(s) Developed Updated Length (min) WMO Sat. Skill(s)
GOES High Density Winds Archived Training Archived Session Scott Bachmeier 2006 60
Cyclogenesis: Analysis utilizing Geostationary Satellite Imagery Intern Course Intern Course Dan Bikos 2002
Introduction to satellite interpretation for severe weather Intern Course Intern Course Dan Bikos 2006
Satellite Applications to Tropical Cyclones Intern Course Intern Course Ray Zehr 2006

Forecasters Distance Training Topics


This course will be delivered through the E-Learning Management System (LMS). Be sure to register with us first before signing up for the learning path within the LMS, go to the Introduction link for registration.

Satellite Imagery and Products in the Forecast Process

Student Guides:

Core courses:

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Title Topic Instructor(s) Developed Updated Length (min) WMO Sat. Skill(s)
Introduction to Remote Sensing for Hydrology Forecaster Course SHyMet 2008 2011 60
Interpreting Satellite Signatures Archived Training Scott Lindstrom 2008 2009 45
Satellite Applications for Tropical Cyclones: Dvorak Technique Forecaster Course Forecaster Course SHyMet 2009 90
Aviation Hazards Forecaster Course Forecaster Course Jeff Braun 2009 2011
Water Vapor Channels Forecaster Course Forecaster Course SHyMet 2009 60
Optional courses:

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Title Topic Instructor(s) Developed Updated Length (min) WMO Sat. Skill(s)
Regional Satellite Cloud Composites from GOES Forecaster Course Forecaster Course SHyMet 2010 50
Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 1 Forecaster Course Forecaster Course SHyMet 2010 140