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Tracking the Elevated Mixed Layer with a new GOES-R Water Vapor Band


Dan Bikos

Ed Szoke

Dan Lindsey



Severe Course






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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 Learning Center.

  1. Live VISIT teletraining session led by an instructor (20 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

This course is Basic

For those interested in additional background information, see the VISIT session titled Water Vapor Imagery Analysis for Severe Weather


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