VISIT / SHyMet training on GOES-16 imagery and products (332)

Dan Bikos, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) / Colorado State University (CSU), Fort Collins, CO

Scott Lindstrom, Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) / University of Wisconsin

Ed Szoke, 2018 Annual Meeting Abstract Submissionsponses) Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) / Colorado State University (CSU)

Bernie Connell, 2018 Annual Meeting Abstract Submissionsponses) Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) / Colorado State University (CSU)

Erin Dagg, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) / Colorado State University (CSU)

 

Abstract:

The Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT) and Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet) training programs have contributed to operationally relevant satellite training in multiple ways. VISIT / SHyMet developed a number of the modules in the Satellite Foundational course for GOES-R (SatFC-G). This course was offered not only through the NOAA Commerce Learning Center (CLC) for NOAA employees, but also on SHyMet web-pages intended for non-NOAA users. The course has been completed by a diverse set of users, including international, Department of Defense (DOD), television broadcasters, private industry and interested citizens. Beyond the foundational course, VISIT / SHyMet has contributed to Level 2 applications training, which includes Quick Guides and Quick Briefs. These are also published to VISIT web-pages with a focus on the non-NOAA audience since these are already published on the NOAA Virtual Lab for the NOAA audience.Another delivery method for training to operational forecasters includes webinars which are virtual presentations. The VISIT/SHyMet staff coordinates with the Forecast Decision Training Division (FDTD) to facilitate short, operationally focused applications training led by NWS staff (SOOs, forecasters etc.). This peer to peer training approach has been popular as these &ldquoFDTD GOES-16 Applications Webinars&rdquo have averaged 17 offices per webinar. There is a question and answer period after each webinar to provide a dialog. All webinars are recorded and made available on the VISIT webpages for those unable to attend the live session. This presentation will summarize recent VISIT / SHyMet GOES-16 training accomplishments and future plans.