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Integrating GOES Into Mesoanalysis


Dan Bikos

Ed Szoke








The objective of this training is to learn how to utilize GOES-R era imagery in combination with other observational data (i.e., surface observations) for air mass and boundary identification during severe weather events. This covers the time period from the pre-storm environment and continuing into the warning decision making period.

This training session consists of a core section (listed under the “Training Session Options” section below and additional optional short training videos listed in the “References/Additional Links” section below. Optional short training videos consist of additional cases to cover different types of events affecting a variety of geographic locations, new cases will be added in this section.

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 (25 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.
  2. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links

Other optional short training videos (cases)

Pre-GOES-R Era VISIT Training focused on Mesoanalysis:

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Dan Bikos

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Bernie Connell


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