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Mark your calendars: New GOES-R satellite virtual course for university faculty

August 23, 2017

University educators: Are you looking for ways to incorporate the latest satellite data into your coursework and student research? You are invited to attend the GOES-R Series Faculty Virtual Course, a series of seven interactive webinars that provide an introduction to the new capabilities offered by the latest-generation GOES-R series weather satellite.

An artist's rendering of NOAA's GOES-S satellite.

Courses will be offered on Wednesdays at 12:00 pm Mountain Time (2:00 pm Eastern). You can register and learn more about the courses at the COMET® Programoffsite link.

  • August 30: Advanced Baseline Imager (Tim Schmit)
  • September 6: Tropical Cyclones (Andrea Schumacher)
  • September 13: Severe Storms (Michael Bowlan)
  • October 11: Rapid Scan Imaging (Dan Lindsey)
  • October 18: Aviation Products (Chad Gravelle, Amanda Terborg)
  • October 25: Geostationary Lightning Mapper (Scott D. Rudlosky, Geoffrey Stano)
  • November 1: False-color Red/Green/Blue (RGB) (Emily Berndt, Michael Folmer)

Webinar sessions will last 45 minutes and will consist of a 25 minute presentation followed by 20 minutes of discussion. Recordings will be available online.

Each session will provide the chance to interact directly with experts in the field. The information presented will build on existing online resources (available on the MetEd websiteoffsite link and elsewhere) and support you in incorporating GOES-16 data in coursework and student research projects. The new GOES-16 tools and data are applicable to:

  • Physical, mesoscale, and synoptic meteorology

  • Atmospheric radiation, remote sensing, and optics

  • Lightning and atmospheric physics

This course is offered by the COMET® Programoffsite link in partnership with NOAA's Satellite and Information Service and the GOES-R Satellite Program Office. 

Questions? Contact Steven J. Goodman, GOESRfaculty@comet.ucar.edu.