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Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster: Introduction

Instructors:

COMET

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Topic:

Intern Course

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Developed:

2001

Produced by COMET

Introduction

This module will provide an overview of the current operational POES satellites and a small sample of the many meteorological products and their uses in operational weather forecasting.

Objectives:

  1. Comparison of POES and GOES satellite characteristics and capabilities.
  2. Overview of instrument configurations and observing capabilities on NOAA and DMSP satellites.
  3. List of products that highlights POES data usage important to operational forecasting such as:
    1. Visible and infrared imagery.
    2. Fog / stratus product.
    3. Fire detection.
    4. Volcanic ash detection.
    5. Microwave applications.
    6. Forecast applications.

Training Session Options:

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References/Additional Links

An Introduction to POES Data and Products

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites

Contact

Patrick Dills
(303) 497-8339
Bernie Connell
(970) 491-8689