Tracking the Elevated Mixed Layer with a new GOES-R Water Vapor Band
This training session describes a technique to track the elevated mixed layer (EML) that can be an important ingredient for severe thunderstorm events. The technique makes use of a new water vapor band on the GOES-R series (7.3 micron band) along with the Advected Layer Precipitable Water product.
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
Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 20 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.
Gitro, C. M., D. Bikos, E. J. Szoke, M. L. Jurewicz Sr., A. E. Cohen, and M. W. Foster, 2019: New satellite technology and products to help in the identification and tracking of the elevated mixed layer. J. Operational Meteor., 7 (13), 180-192, doi: https://doi.org/10.15191/nwajom.2019.0713
Carlson, T.N., Benjamin, S. G., Forbes, G. S., and Y-F. Li, 1983: Elevated Mixed Layers in the Regional Severe Storm Environment: Conceptual Model and Case Studies. Mon. Wea. Rev., 111, 1453–1474.
Banacos, P.C., and M.L. Ekster, 2010: The Association of the Elevated Mixed Layer with Significant Severe Weather Events in the Northeastern United States. Wea. Forecasting, 25, 1082–1102.
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