This presentation will highlight the most relevant interactive multimedia satellite offerings that are directly applicable to preparing users for new satellite capabilities, data and products. New mini lessons developed in support of the National Weather Service’s Satellite Foundational Course for GOES-R will be shown. These materials, like all others, are available to all members of the weather enterprise via the MetEd website (http://meted.ucar.edu). Additionally, longer lessons that are available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese that introduce the revolutionary ABI imager and Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) will also be shown. All users of satellite data and products can use these training materials to gain exposure to the improvements that these and other instruments on board GOES-R will bring to decision support, short-term forecasting, numerical weather prediction, and environmental monitoring.
Likewise, our presentation will include an overview of the training opportunities readily available for those that wish to learn more about polar-orbiting platforms such as Suomi-NPP and the advancements associated with the impending JPSS missions. Highlights will demonstrate training opportunities for forecasters to learn about the new Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) imager and the exciting related advances in visible observation at night and new emergent training in support of the Community Satellite Processing Package (CSPP).
We will also introduce new training options for users needing to learn more about radio occultation and the COSMIC missions. The presentation will conclude with an overview of forthcoming satellite training activities.