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.
NESDIS GOES sounder single field of view (SFOV) product images
NESDIS GOES sounder single field of view (SFOV) soundings
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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.
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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.