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Comparing NWP Synthetic / Simulated Satellite Imagery to Observed Satellite Imagery

Instructors:

Dan Bikos

Dan Lindsey

Lewis Grasso

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Topic:

Sat FC-G

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Developed:

2016

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Last Updated:

2018

Introduction


This module is part of the satellite foundational course for GOES-R (SatFC-G). This particular module covers simulated / synthetic satellite imagery. Learning objectives include 1) Understand the generation, display and limitations of synthetic / simulated imagery, 2) Introduce how the use of synthetic / simulated satellite imagery from NWP can aid in the forecast process of cloud cover,low cloud / fog, convection and extra-tropical cyclogenesis, 3) How to verify synthetic / simulated satellite imagery with GOES-R imagery.

Since the size of this module is greater than 100 MB, we recommend that you utilize either the Download video OR YouTube version below.

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

  1. Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation.
  2. YouTube video:

  3. Download video (recommended for low-bandwidth users) – This is an audio playback version in the form of an Articulate Presenter video and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the video file from the following link: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/goes_r_comparing_synthetic_to_observed_satellite_imagery/goes_r_comparing_synthetic_to_observed_satellite_imagery_articulate.zip

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the presentation.html OR index.html file and the video will begin to play in your browser.

Original Pre-Launch Version


This version of the training module debuted in the Fall of 2016 which included Himawari and pre-GOES-R era GOES imagery. Formats include:

References/Additional Links


This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites

Contact

Dan Bikos

Dan.Bikos@colostate.edu

(970) 491-3777