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GOES East Satellite Imagery


Integrated Sensor Training

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere

Warning Decision Training Branch

National Weather Service Training Center

Last Updated by:
Scott Bachmeier

    (1) Introduction

      This basic-level VISIT teletraining lesson will highlight the changes made to the GOES-12 imager, with an emphasis on the 6.5 micrometer water vapor channel and the new 13.3 micrometer CO2 absorption channel. (lesson created April 2003)

    (2) Teletraining file installation instructions

    (3) Training session options:

      (A) Interactive VISITview teletraining session. (To be used with a VISIT instructor leading the session). Click here to signup for teletraining. The session will last about 30-40 minutes. This teletraining session uses the Java-based VISITview software, where a Windows PC (with 64 MB RAM or greater) with an Internet connection is needed.

      (B) Web-based training lesson - a "stand-alone" version viewed via a Web browser ("Instructor Notes" will be included on each HTML page). This lesson version may be viewed at any time. These slides are ideal for printing from a Web browser.

      (C) Web-browser VISITview lesson - another "stand-alone" version, which uses the VISITview software within a Web browser. This version retains all the functionality of VISITview which you see in a "live" teletraining session (drawing, text annotation, etc), and can be viewed at any time. The Instructor Notes are not included in this lesson version, but can be viewed in a separate Web browser (or printed out beforehand).

      (D) Local VISITview lesson - This is the same version of the lesson used in a "live" VISITview teletraining session, but no connection is made to an external VISITview server. You download the lesson file and go through the lesson on your own in "local mode" using the visitlocal.bat file. Instructor Notes are not included in this lesson version, but can be viewed in a separate Web browser ( or printed out beforehand).

    (4) References/Additional Links

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