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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 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 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.
  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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