Other contributors / reviewers: John Knaff, Hugh Cobb, Mark DeMaria, Arlene Laing, Ray Zehr
This training session is based on the NESDIS workbook from the mid-1990s titled “Tropical Clouds and Cloud Systems Observed in Satellite Imagery” by Vernon Dvorak and Frank Smigielski. The motivation is to utilize the training concepts from the workbook but instead of using still black and white images, make use of color enhanced animated imagery.
Note: tropical cyclones will not be addressed during this training session, there are numerous other training sessions devoted to this important topic.
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
Audio playback (recommended for low-bandwidth users) – This is an audio playback version in the form of a downloadable VISITview and can be taken at anytime.
Create a directory to download the audio playback file (301 MB) from the following link: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/basic_satellite_imagery_interpretation_in_the_tropics/basic_satellite_imagery_interpretation_in_the_tropics_audio.exe
After extracting the files into that directory click on either the visitplay.bat or visitauto.bat file to start the lesson. If both files are present, use visitauto.bat
There are no prerequisites
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