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NUCAPS Soundings


Scott Lindstrom



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This short lesson describes how NUCAPS Soundings are created from VIIRS Infrared and ATMS Microwave imagery on Suomi NPP and JPSS-1 (now NOAA-20), how the data are provided to AWIPS and how the data can be modified if necessary. Several examples of how the data can be used in Decision Support are included.

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learning Center.

  1. Web-based video


  2. MP4 video


  3. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Scott Lindstrom

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