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Training Sessions

Below you’ll find a list of all of the VISIT training sessions currently available, listed in reverse chronological order. To sort them by a different column, click the column heading at the top to reorder them. For modules organized into courses by topic, check out SHyMet. Former VISIT training sessions are retired to this page.

Training Sessions

Title Topic Instructor(s) Developed Updated Length (min) WMO Sat. Skill(s)
GOES-R Blowing Snow Detection Winter / Sat Scott Lindstrom 2020 15
JPSS / GOES Fire Monitoring Capabilities Satellite Jorel Torres 2020 20
Storm Signatures Observed in Satellite Imagery Severe/Sat Dan Bikos 2020 15
Above Anvil Cirrus Plumes Severe/Sat Scott Lindstrom 2020 30
Integrating GOES Into Mesoanalysis Severe/Sat Dan Bikos 2019 25
VIIRS NCC Imagery in AWIPS Satellite Jorel Torres 2019 20
GOES-17 Loop Heat Pipe and Predictive Calibration Satellite Scott Lindstrom 2019 30
Severe Weather Applications of the GOES Split Window Difference Product Severe/Sat Dan Bikos 2019 2019 20
Advected Layer Precipitable Water Product Satellite Dan Bikos 2017 2021 20
Basic Review of Satellite Foundational Topics Satellite Scott Lindstrom 2017 10
An Orientation to the GOES-R Foundational Course Sat FC-G James LaDue 2016 20
Designing an Effective Survey: A beginning course for physical scientists Social Science John Weaver 2016 25
Visualizing the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) in AWIPS GLM Geoffrey Stano 2016 10
GOES-R General Circulation Patterns Sat FC-G Ed Szoke 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Cyclogenesis Potential Vorticity Concepts Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Atmospheric Rivers Sat FC-G Ed Szoke 2016 2018 10
Comparing NWP Synthetic / Simulated Satellite Imagery to Observed Satellite Imagery Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R TROWAL Formation Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
Basic Operations of ABI on GOES-R Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 15
GOES-R Multi-channel interpretation approaches Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 30
GOES-R Volcanic Ash Product Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Derived Motion Winds Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Aerosols in AWIPS Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Cloud and microphysical products, fog and low stratus Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 15
GOES-R Legacy Atmospheric Profiles Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Fire characterization, land surface temperature and snow Sat FC-G Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Fog / Low clouds: Formation and dissipation Mesoscale Scott Lindstrom 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Baseline Product: Rainfall rate Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 10
GOES-R ABI Water Vapor Bands Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 25
GOES-R Cyclogenesis life cycle Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 20
GOES-R Cumulus growth Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Marine and polar mesolows Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Mountain waves and orographic enhancement Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Boundary-forced convection Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Low-level jet features Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Pre-convective cloud features Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Pre-convective environment Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 15
GOES-R Introduction to Mesoscale and Synoptic Sections Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Hurricane Intensity Estimate Sat FC-G Tim Olander 2016 10
GOES-R Mesoscale Convective Systems Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 10
GOES-R Discrete Storms Sat FC-G Dan Bikos 2016 2018 20
Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) on AWIPS Lightning Brian Motta 2016 45
Introduction to NCC DNB VIIRS imagery in AWIPS Satellite Curtis Seaman 2016 20
Applications of RSO Satellite Imagery for Winter Storms Winter / Sat Ed Szoke 2015 30
A Brief Introduction to Social Science: A course for physical scientists Social Science John Weaver 2015 30
NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere Product Severe/Sat Scott Lindstrom 2014 2019 45
Use of VIIRS imagery for Tropical Cyclone Forecasting Tropical/Sat John Knaff 2015 12
NUCAPS Soundings in AWIPS Satellite Scott Lindstrom 2015 2019 20
Can total lightning help with warnings for non-supercell tornadoes? Severe Course Ed Szoke 2015 2019 40
Tracking the Elevated Mixed Layer with a new GOES-R Water Vapor Band Severe Course Dan Bikos 2015 2019 20
1-minute Visible Satellite Imagery Applications for Severe Thunderstorms Severe/Sat Dan Bikos 2014 2015 22
VIIRS Imagery Interpretation of Super Typhoon Vongfong Tropical/Sat John Knaff 2014 10
GPM Mission Overview Satellite Josh King 2014 8
Forecaster Training for the GOES-R Fog/low stratus (FLS) Products Satellite Proving Ground Scott Lindstrom 2012 2017 60
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Cyclogenesis Satellite Proving Ground Dan Bikos 2012 30
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Low Clouds and Fog Satellite Proving Ground Dan Bikos 2012 2013 30
Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 2 Aviation/Satellite Jeff Braun 2011 90
Objective Satellite-Based Overshooting Top and Enhanced-V Anvil Thermal Couplet Signature Detection Satellite Proving Ground Scott Lindstrom 2011 60
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Severe Weather Satellite Proving Ground Dan Bikos 2011 2015 30
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Orographic Cirrus Satellite Proving Ground Dan Bikos 2011 30
Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 1 Aviation/Satellite Jeff Braun 2010 140
Aviation Hazards Aviation/Satellite Jeff Braun 2009 2011 180
Basic Satellite Imagery Interpretation in the Tropics Tropical/Sat Dan Bikos 2010 60
Water Vapor Imagery Analysis for Severe Weather Severe/Sat Dan Bikos 2010 60
Ensemble Tropical Rainfall Potential (eTRaP) Tropical Dan Bikos 2010 2013 18
TC Intensity Model Guidance used by NHC Tropical Chris Landsea 2009 2020 45
TC Track Model Guidance used by NHC Tropical Mike Brennan 2009 2020 45
GOES Imagery for Forecasting Severe Weather Severe/Sat Dan Bikos 2008 75
Satellite Interpretation of Orographic Clouds Satellite Dan Bikos 2007 2015 90
GOES 3.9 ┬Ám Channel Satellite Dan Lindsey 2006 2014 45
Predicting Supercell Motion in Operations Severe/Sat Matthew Bunkers 2005 75
Mesoscale Convective Vortices Severe/Sat Scott Lindstrom 2004 2020 15
Use of GOES RSO imagery with other Remote Sensor Data for Diagnosing Severe Weather across the CONUS (RSO 3) Severe/Sat Dan Bikos 2003 2015 130
Cyclogenesis: Analysis Utilizing Geostationary Satellite Imagery Winter / Sat Dan Bikos 2002 75
TROWAL Identification Winter / Sat Scott Lindstrom 2005 2019 30