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GOES-R 101





Forecaster Course





Learning Objective: To introduce the user to the capabilities of the next generation of satellites starting with GOES-R. Background: In the mid 1990’s there were geostationary satellites with great capabilities that were not being fully utilized by the forecaster. We don’t want history to repeat itself. GOES-R will have increased capabilities over the current GOES series. This module takes a look at “Why?”, “When?”, “What?”, and “How?” and provides examples and information links.

References and related links

Training Session Options

Note: Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation.

  1. Audio playback – This VISITview file contains recorded audio and annotations and can be taken at anytime. Create a directory to download the audio playback file (it is about 97 MB in size) from the following site:

    Alternately, you may use visitlocal.bat to view the session without audio and bring up the instructor notes in a separate window. After extracting the files into that directory click on the visitplay.bat file to start the lesson

  2. Web-based VISITview training session with notes.The notes will automatically come up in a separate window. Please be patient, sometimes this java version takes a minute or two to load.

    After the session has loaded, use the navigation buttons at the bottom to go through the training session. The Next button will advance to the next slide.

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites

Page Contact

Bernie Connell


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