This intermediate-level VISIT teletraining lesson (a follow-on to the introductory-level Water Vapor Channel Satellite Imagery lesson) will highlight water vapor satellite signatures associated with dynamical structures, using the framework of potential vorticity (PV) thinking, PV anomalies, and the dynamic tropopause. The use of water vapor channel satellite imagery and GOES sounder total column ozone imagery (as well as "synthetic water vapor imagery" forecasts from the CRAS model) to assess NWP performance will also be discussed. (lesson created October 2007; modified January 2008)
(2) Teletraining file download and installation instructions
(3) Training session options:
(A) Instructor-led ("live") VISITview teletraining session. Click here to signup for teletraining. The session will last about 90 minutes. This teletraining session uses the Java-based VISITview software, where a computer (with 512 MB RAM or greater) with an Internet connection is needed (along with a display or projector with 800x600 resolution or greater).
(B) Local VISITview lesson - This is the same version of the lesson
used in a "live" instructor-led VISITview teletraining session, but no connection
is made to an external VISITview server. You download the lesson file
and page through the lesson on your own in "local mode"
using the visitlocal.bat (Windows) or the visitlocal.sh (Mac OS X or Linux) file.
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