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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 Learn Center

    1. Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 25 minutes. This teletraining session uses the VISITview software, where a Windows PC with an Internet connection is needed. Please follow the teletraining installation instructions to install the session.
    2. YouTube video:


References/Additional Links

    Other optional short training videos (cases)
This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Dan Bikos

(970) 491-3777

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