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Using GOES Rapid Scan Operations (RSO) Imagery in AWIPS


B. Motta, A. Mostek, J. Weaver,
D. Bikos, K. Schrab, K. Waters

1) Introduction

This is a basic course.

This session will focus on how to obtain GOES RSO data and utilize it in AWIPS to assist with the forecast decision making process.

The objectives of this training session are:

Describe the GOES RSO capability
Explain the procedure for requesting RSO imagery
Identify conditions for calling a RSO
Use RSO effectively

2) Prerequisites

Prior to attending this RSO session, you should review the following materials:


3) Training session options:

A.) The interactive VISITview training session. (To be used with a VISIT instructor leading the session ). Click here to signup for teletraining. The session will last 60 minutes. This teletraining session uses the VISITview software, where Windows PC (with 64 MB RAM or greater) with an Internet connection is needed.

B.) Web-based training session – a “stand alone” version viewed via a Web browser, with embedded talking points included. This lesson version may be viewed at any time. These slides are ideal for printing from the web-browser, just print preview first to choose portrait or landscape mode. Best viewed with Internet Explorer or Netscape (prior to version 6).

C.) Web-based Visitview session – This version uses the VISITview software within a Web browser, may be viewed at any time. It retains all the functionality of the VISITview software which you see in a “live” teletraining session. The talking points are not included in this lesson version, but can be viewed in a separate Web browser (or printed out beforehand).

D.) local Visitview session – This is the same version of the lesson used in a “live” VISITview teletraining session, but no connection is made to an external VISITview server. You may download the file off this page and go through the lesson on your own in “local mode” by starting the “visitlocal.bat” file. Talking points are not included in this lesson version, but can be viewed in a separate Web browser ( or printed out beforehand).

4) References/Additional Links

5) Train the trainer

Talking points – these may be used by local offices to explain important points in the session.

7) Content developed/updated
6) Information contact

Dan Bikos (970) 491-3777