1-minute Visible Satellite Imagery Applications for Severe Thunderstorms
Starting with the GOES-R satellite, high temporal resolution (1-minute or 30-second) imagery will be available in AWIPS on a routine basis. This training session focuses on applications of 1-minute (or 30-second) imagery for analysis of severe thunderstorms. GOES-R high temporal resolution imagery will enable mesoanlysis of the pre-storm environment and monitoring the changing environment during the nowcast to warning decision making time period that is not possible with the current scanning (RSO, 8 images per hour) schedule. After taking the training, we recommend going through the blog entries listed below (under the “References/Additional Links” section) for recent events.
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 Learn Center
Timothy J. Schmit, Steven J. Goodman, Mathew M. Gunshor, Justin Sieglaff, Andrew K. Heidinger, A. Scott Bachmeier, Scott S. Lindstrom, Amanda Terborg, Joleen Feltz, Kaba Bah, Scott Rudlosky, Daniel T. Lindsey, Robert M. Rabin, and Christopher C. Schmidt, 2015: Rapid Refresh Information of Significant Events: Preparing Users for the Next Generation of Geostationary Operational Satellites. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96, 561–576.
Weaver, J.F., Dostalek, J., Motta, B.C., and J.F.W. Purdom, 2000: Severe thunderstorms on 31 May 1996: A satellite training case. Natl. Wea. Dig., 23, 3-19.
Weaver, J.F., Knaff, J.A., Bikos, D., Wade, G.S., and J.M. Daniels, 2002: Satellite Observations of a Severe Supercell Thunderstorm on 24 July 2000 Made during the GOES-11 Science Test. Wea. Forecasting, 17(1), 124-138.