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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 Learning 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):

This course is Basic

There are no prerequisites


Dan Bikos

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Bernie Connell


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