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Satellite Meteorology: GOES Channel Selection




Intern Course




Produced by COMET


This module will introduce you to the visible and infrared channels on GOES and detail new applications available with this generation of GOES satellites. Also included are future changes to the water vapor channel and the replacement of the 12 micron “dirty window” channel with the new 13.3 micron carbon dioxide channel available on the GOES 12-P satellites. Each channel has its own section with information on both specifications and guidance for operational forecasters.

Training Session Options:

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References/Additional Links

CIRA / RAMM team GOES 3.9 um channel tutorial

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Patrick Dills
(303) 497-8339

Bernie Connell
(970) 491-8689