MetEd Resources at the Ready as Users Prepare for GOES-R+
This presentation provides a personal tour of COMET's self-paced satellite training and education offerings that are directly applicable to preparing users for the arrival of new data and products from the GOES-R+ satellite series. A recommended set of lessons for users who wish to prepare themselves will be highlighted, including excerpts from the newest materials on the GOES-R ABI imager and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). We'll demonstrate how the lessons introduce users to the improvements these and other instruments on board GOES-R will bring to decision support, short-term forecasting, numerical weather prediction, and environmental monitoring.
Over 90 satellite-focused, self-paced, online materials are freely available on the MetEd Web site (http://www.meted.ucar.edu) via the “Education & Training”, “Satellite” topic area. Many GOES-related lessons are available in both English and Spanish. Additionally GOES-R-relevant information can also be found on the the Environmental Satellite Resource Center (ESRC) Web site (www.meted.ucar.edu/esrc) that is maintained by COMET. The ESRC is a searchable, database-driven Web site that provides access to nearly 600 education, training, and informational resources on Earth-observing satellites.