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GOES Mesoscale Domain Sector (MDS) Request Best Practices


Brian Motta









  1. Identify which MDS time interval & GOES satellite
  2. Learn how to specify MDS center point, start & end times
  3. Explain process/steps to request an MDS
  4. Learn reasons why MDSes are important

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. Live VISIT teletraining session led by an instructor (20 minutes). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to see the current schedule and sign up. Upon registering for a teletraining session, you will receive an email with a link (GoToMeeting or WebEx) to connect to the session.

References/Additional Links

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Brian Motta

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Bernie Connell


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