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Storm Signatures Observed in Satellite Imagery

Instructors:

Dan Bikos

Ed Szoke

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Topic:

Severe/Sat

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Developed:

2020

Introduction


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 session led by an instructor (15 minutes). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to see the current schedule and sign up. Upon registering for a teletraining session, you will receive an email with a link (GoToMeeting or WebEx) to connect to the session.
  2. YouTube video:

References/Additional Links


Other optional short training videos (cases):

  • 27 April 2021 case over Texas
  • 24 May 2021 case over Kansas, comparison of aircraft time-lapse perspective with GOES perspective
  • This course is Basic

    There are no prerequisites

    Contact

    Dan Bikos

    Dan.Bikos@colostate.edu

    Page Contact

    Bernie Connell

    bernie.connell@colostate.edu

    970-491-8689

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