Remind you of the satellite presentation of Mesoscale Convective Vortices (MCVs)
Give hints on how to anticipate MCV genesis/decay
Discuss model performance of MCVs
MCV Information, Life Cycle and climatology
What do MCVs look like in IR and visible imagery?
3 case studies: July 6, July 21, Aug 18-19 (all 2003)
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
Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 15 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.
Trier, S. B., C. A. Davis and J. D. Tuttle, 2000: Long-lived mesosconvective vortices and their environment. Part I: Observations from the central United States during the 1998 warm season. Mon. Wea. Rev., 3376-3395.
Davis, C. A., D. A. Ahijevych and S. B. Trier, 2002: Detection and prediction of warm season midtropospheric vortices by the Rapid Update Cycle. Mon. Wea. Rev., 24-42
See also papers by J. M. Fristch and by Jason Knievel.
This course is Basic
There are no prerequisites
VISIT teletraining makes use of either Gotomeeting or the VISITview software. Consult the email with setup instructions as to which software is being used, the following are setup instructions that make use of the VISITview software:
1.) In order to install this lesson, you will need to create a new directory on your local hard (not a networked) drive.
2.) You will need to download a file that contains the contents of the lesson so that streaming live data is avoided.
2a.) For a Windows system:
Download the following .exe file to your local hard drive