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Morphed TPW Detection (MIMIC)

Instructors:

Scott Lindstrom

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Topic:

Archived Training

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Developed:

2010

Introduction


MIMIC TPW: stands for Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS Total Precipitable Water Objectives:

  • Learn how Microwave data can be used to estimate total precipitable water
  • Learn how separate polar scans can be seamlessly blended
  • Understand the benefit of TPW in situational awareness

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. Audio playback (recommended for low-bandwidth users) – This is an audio playback version in the form of a downloadable VISITview and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the audio playback file (166 MB) from the following link: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/morphed_tpw_detection/morphed_tpw_detection_audio.exe

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the visitplay.bat or visitauto.bat file to start the lesson. If both files are present, use visitauto.bat

  2. Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 45 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

References/Additional Links


  • Talking points¬†are available for this lesson and may be printed out to easily review the session in detail at any time.
  • Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery at CIMSS – Total Precipitable Water (MIMIC-TPW)
This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites

Contact

Scott Lindstrom (608) 263-4425