This presentation will highlight educational offerings directly applicable to preparing users for the capabilities of the S-NPP and JPSS satellite series as well as the newly operational GOES-16 satellite. For JPSS, this includes the JPSS Satellites: Capabilities and Applications distance learning course available on MetEd, the recently updated lesson on using the VIIRS Day Night Band, and several COMET-produced short lessons for the National Weather Service’s Satellite Foundation Course for JPSS (SatFC-J) that introduce instrument capabilities and applications. For GOES-16, we’ll review efforts to update existing lessons for the National Weather Service Satellite Foundational Course for GOES-R/-16 (SatFC-G) as well as COMET’s more in-depth GOES-R/-16 focused lessons available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese that introduce the full GOES-R satellite, the ABI imager, and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). All users of satellite data and products can exploit MetEd’s GOES and JPSS learning resources to gain exposure to the improvements these technologies bring to decision support, short-term forecasting, numerical weather prediction, and environmental monitoring.
The presentation will conclude with an overview of additional satellite educational activities including ongoing and future work.