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Former Training Sessions Archive

These training sessions were developed in the pre GOES-R era and are no longer supported. Although some of the principles may still be applied in the GOES-R era, these are no longer supported training courses and are made available here as reference material.  Be sure to check the link to “Training Sessions” for current, supported courses.

Title Topic Instructor(s) Developed Updated Length (min) WMO Sat. Skill(s)
Identifying Snow with Daytime RGB Satellite Products Archived Bernie Connell 2013 2014 30
VIIRS Satellite Imagery in AWIPS Archived Scott Bachmeier (CIMSS) 2013 2013 45
AWIPS Blended Rain Rate Product Archived Ross Van Til 2012 10
GOES-15 Becomes GOES-West Archived Ross Van Til 2011 30
Morphed TPW Detection (MIMIC) Archived Scott Lindstrom 2010 45
Regional Satellite Cloud Composites from GOES Archived Bernie Connell 2010 50
POES and AVHRR Satellite Products in AWIPS Archived Scott Lindstrom 2010
The UW NearCasting Product Archived Scott Lindstrom 2010 2012 45
Convective Cloud-top Cooling Archived Scott Lindstrom 2010 2013 45
ASCAT Winds Archived Ross Van Til 2009 2010 34
Blended TPW Products Archived Ross Van Til 2009 2012 19
Interpreting Satellite Signatures Archived Scott Lindstrom 2008 2009 45
QuikSCAT Winds Archived Ross Van Til - Forecast Decision Training Branch 2008 60
Satellite Interpretation for Coastal Effects Archived Dan Bikos 2008 75
Use of Ensembles in the Forecast Process (Cold Season Version) Archived Bill Bua (UCAR/COMET) 2007
Basic Satellite Principles Archived Scott Lindstrom 2007 2009 45
Warm Season Ensembles Archived Bill Bua (UCAR/COMET) 2007 2010 75
Water Vapor Imagery and PV Analysis Archived Scott Bachmeier (CIMSS) 2007 90
Introduction to GOES N, O, P Archived Timothy Schmit (NOAA/NESDIS) 2006 60
CRAS Forecast Imagery in AWIPS Archived Scott Lindstrom 2006 45
GOES Sounder Data and Products Archived Scott Lindstrom 2006 2015 30
Introduction to Gridded Model Output Statistics (MOS) Archived William Bua (UCAR/COMET) 2006
MODIS Products in AWIPS Archived Scott Bachmeier (CIMSS) 2006 60
GOES High Density Winds Archived Scott Bachmeier (CIMSS) 2005 2006 60
Monitoring Gulf Moisture Return Archived Dan Bikos 2005 45
Applying the Ten Principles of Climate Monitoring in NWS Field Operations Archived Tim Owen (NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC) 2004
Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms – Part 1 Archived Dan Bikos 2004 75
Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms – Part 2 Archived Dan Bikos 2004 75
Interactive Cloud Height Algorithm and GOES Sounder Point Retrievals in AWIPS Archived Dan Bikos 2004 60
Convective Downbursts Archived Ken Pryor - Center for Satellite Applications and Research (NOAA/NESDIS) 2004 2014 60
Downscaled GFS with Eta Extension (DGEX): Its uses and limitations Archived Stephen Jascourt (UCAR / COMET) 2004
The Satellite Rainfall Hydro-Estimator Archived Charles Kadin 2003
Water Vapor Channel Satellite Imagery Archived Scott Bachmeier (CIMSS) 2003 75
Wildland Fire Detection using Satellite Imagery Archived John Weaver 2003 75
Mesoscale Banding in Winter Storms Archived David Novak 2002 60
Lake-Effect Snow 2 Archived Dan Bikos 2002 2015 25
Fog Detection and Analysis with Satellite Data Archived VISIT 2002 60
Lightning Meteorology 2: Anomalous Storms and Advanced Theory Archived Bard Zajac 2002 2004 90
Introduction to POES Data and Products Archived VISIT 2002 60
Lightning Meteorology 1: Electrification and Lightning Activity in Typical Thunderstorms Archived Bard Zajac 2001 2010 90
Meteorological uses of ACARS Weather Data Archived Rich Mamrosh 2002
Forecasting Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCS) Archived Wes Junker (Hydrometeorological Prediction Center) 2001
Top Ten Misconceptions about Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) Models Archived Dr. Stephen Jascourt 2001
Using Near-Storm Environment Data in the Warning Decision Making Process Archived Brad Grant (Warning Decision Training Branch ) 2001
Mesoscale Analysis of Convective Weather Using GOES RSO Imagery Archived Dan Bikos 2001 2010 75
Diagnosing the Potential for Surface Boundaries to Initiate Convection Archived 2000
Diagnosis of Elevated Mesoscale Ascent: The Midland TX Heavy Snow Event of 11 Dec 1998 Archived 2000 60
Lake-Effect Snow 1 Archived Dan Bikos 2000 75
Natural Disaster Information Cards (NDIC) Archived Dan Bikos 2000
Precipitation Type Forecasting Archived Dan Baumgardt (NWS ARX) 2000 90
GOES Enhancement/Color Tables in AWIPS Archived Dan Bikos 1999
CONUS CG Lightning Archived Bard Zajac 1999 75
Three Classes of Storm Top Signatures in Infrared Satellite Data Archived D. Zaras 1999
Using GOES Rapid Scan Operations (RSO) Imagery in AWIPS Archived 1999
Enhanced-V Archived S. Bachmeier 1998
LTO Boundaries at Night Archived A. Mostek 1998 60