The teletraining session consists of two parts. Both parts must be completed to get a certificate of completion as there are different points made in each part. Both parts 1 and 2 are contained in the same file. Each part takes about 75 minutes to complete. The Web-based video / audio playback versions take about 130 minutes.
To review principles of using RSO to:
Identify different air masses
Analyze storm scale features
To demonstrate how RSO imagery is used most effectively with other datasets such as lightning, radar etc.
To present advanced case studies:
Severe weather cases that encompass a variety of regions across the CONUS
Application on multiple scales
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
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 (231 MB) from the following link: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/rso_3/rso_3_audio.exeAfter 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
Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 130 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.
NESDIS GOES sounder single field of view (SFOV) product images
NESDIS GOES sounder single field of view (SFOV) soundings
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Scofield, R.A. and J.F.W. Purdom, 1986: The Use of Satellite data for Mesoscale Analyses and Forecasting Application. Chapter 7 in the book Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting, P.S. Ray, editor, Amer. Meteor. Soc., Boston, MA, 118-150.
Davies, J.M., C.A. Doswell III, D.W. Burgess, and J.W. Weaver, 1994: Some noteworthy aspects of the Hesston, Kansas tornado family of 13 March 1990. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 75, 1007-1017.
Markowski. P.M., E.N. Rasmussen, and J.M. Straka, 1998: The occurrence of tornadoes in supercells interacting with boundaries during VORTEX-95. Wea. Forecasting, 11, 852-859.
Weaver, J.F., 1979: Storm motion as related to boundary-layer convergence. Mon. Wea. Rev., 107, 612-619.
Weaver, J.F., and S.P. Nelson, 1982: Multiscale aspects of thunderstorm gust fronts and their effects on subsequent storm development. Mon. Wea. Rev., 110, 707-718.
Weaver, J.F., and J.F.W. Purdom, 1995: An interesting mesoscale storm-environment interaction observed just prior to changes in severe storm behavior. Wea. Forecasting, 10, 449-453.
Bikos, D., Weaver, J., and B. Motta, 2002: A Satellite Perspective of the 3 May 1999 Great Plains Tornado Outbreak within Oklahoma. Wea. Forecasting, 17, 635-646.
Browning, P., Weaver, J.F., and Connell, B., 1997: The Moberly, Missouri, Tornado of 4 July 1995. Wea. Forecasting, 12, 915-927.
Krauss, T.W. and J.D. Marwitz, 1984: Precipiation Processes within an Alberta Supercell Hailstorm. J. Atmos. Sci., 46, 1025-1034.
Lemon, L.R., 1976: The Flanking Line, a Severe Thunderstorm Intensification Source. J. Atmos. Sci., 33, 686-694.
Rasmussen, E.N., S. Richardson, J.M. Straka, P.M. Markowski, and D.O. Blanchard, 2000: The Association of Significant Tornadoes with a Baroclinic Boundary on 2 June 1995. Mon. Wea. Rev., 128, 174-191.
Weaver, J.F, J.A. Knaff, D. Bikos, G.S. Wade, J.M. Daniels, 2002: Satellite Observations of a Severe Supercell Thunderstorm 24 July 2000 made during the GOES-11 Science Test. Wea. Forecasting, 17 (1), 124-138.
Weaver, J.F, and D.T. Lindsey, 2004: Some frequently overlooked visual severe thundertorm characteristics observed on GOES imagery – a topic for future research. Monthly Weather Review, Vol. 132, pp. 1529-1533.
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
~~~ Place EXE file here ~~~~
After the download is complete, click on the .exe file and it will self-extract. Go to step 3.
2b.) For Linux and Mac systems (Windows users skip to step 3):
Download the following .zip file to your local hard drive:
~~~~Place ZIP file here~~~~~~
Extract the contents of the zip file into the directory you created in step 1.
3.) At the time of the teletraining start the VISITview software
For a Windows system: click on the visit.bat file
For Linux / Mac systems: run the visit.sh file) sh ./visit.sh
Dial into the phone number provided in the email with setup instructions and the instructor will greet you.