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Storm Signatures Observed in Satellite Imagery


Dan Bikos

Ed Szoke








The objective of this training is to learn how to utilize GOES-R era imagery to identify severe thunderstorm signatures. This includes:

  1. Inflow Feeder Clouds
  2. Lines of Towering Cumulus above an invigorated RFD (also known as flanking towers)
  3. Enhanced-V

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 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.
  2. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Dan Bikos

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