Satellite TrainingPG/User Readiness Meeting)(From SatelliteNWS OCWWS Training DivisionNESDIS GOES-R & JPSSCOMETSatellite LiaisonsVISIT (CIRA/CIMSS)NWS RegionsAugust 18 2014

Satellite Training Outline Training Review – NWS Training Div Introduction to COMET’s SatelliteEducation Resources Satellite Liaisons & Training

Training Performance Goals Improved NWS short-term forecast andwarning operations by optimally using newDigital Satellite data. Increased use of Digital Satellite data intooperations to support Decision SupportServices (DSS) for Weather Ready Nation.

Working Together for Satellite TrainingEUMETSAT,NASA/SPoRT,Canada, DOD VISIT (CIRA/CIMSS)WMO Virtual LabUCAR/COMETSatellite Liaisons& ProvingGroundsUsers & DevelopersNWS TrainingDivision & SOOs

Topic GroupingsGOESS-NPP & JPSSMultispectral Apps

Inputs to Develop Content COMET ModulesSatellite LiaisonsSNPP & Himawari Data SetsTest Bed ExperimentsOPG Operational ReadinessEvaluations CIRA/CIMSS/SPoRT WMO Virtual Lab Satellite Proving Ground/User Readiness Meetings

Training Plans OverviewPlans in development through NWS Regions,Centers and SOO/DOH Satellite Training Team Pre-launch Information Short Training Baseline Training SOO/DOH – Science Infusion Week Ongoing Just-in-Time Training & Resources Integration into Forecast & Warning Operations

Pre-Launch Information Start 6 months before launch1-2 min information “teasers”Intro examples to set baseline understandingYoutube type examples on ApplicationsBuild upon existing Youtube satellite videos

Science Infusion Week SOOs/DOHs 1 week residence workshop Focus on integrating new data & emerging scienceto improve science of WRN message Focus on evolving forecast & warning process assatellite data are used in high resolution rapidrefresh models Monthly Follow up sessions on science sharingand operational cases by SOOs/DOHs Management support from NWS Regions, HQ,Chief Learning Office & NESDIS

Just-In-Time Training Start once GOES-R data available on AWIPS II. Training Partners serve as GOES-R Help Deskfunction via email/chat/FAQs - Real-timeaccess to an expert – daily (24x7) Partners host “Storm of the Month” webinarsin-depth review of recent cases Host collaborative environments involving endusers and developers (e.g., consolidated blog) Develop searchable on-line library of trainingmodules, blogs, FAQs, and resources (ESRC)

Next TalksIntroduction to COMET’s SatelliteEducation Resources –Wendy AbshireSatellite Liaisons & Training –Chad Gravelle

Introduction to COMET’s Satellite EducationMetEd ResourcesWendy Schreiber-AbshireUCAR’s COMET ProgramJoint JPSS/GOES-R Science SeminarIntroduction to Satellite Training Initiatives and Opportunities18 August 2014

The MetEd Website

Fast Facts Over 100 Satellite-specific modules on MetEd (69 English, 23 Spanish, 16French) Over 20,000 meaningful English Satellite Module User Sessions per yearNESDIS satellite training activities with the COMET Program attractadditional funding and training development specifically in the satellitetopic area from both EUMETSAT and the Meteorological Service of Canada Newest publications: How Satellite Data Impact NWP and GOES-R: GLM

Topic GroupingsGOESS-NPP & JPSSMultispectral Apps

Topic GroupingsMW Remote SensingAtmosphericSoundingMSC – Water VapourInterpretations

ASMET SeriesASMET-7: Aviation Case StudiesASMET-5: Case Studies (2004-2006) Secondary Lows Behind Frontal Systems Dust storms Cloud ClustersASMET-6: Precipitation ASMET-4: Tropical Cyclones over the SWIndian Ocean ASMET-3: Combining Satellite Imagery andModel Output in Weather Forecasting ASMET-2: Integrating Satellite Imagery of theITCZ into Analyses ASMET-1: Basics of Visible and InfraredRemote Sensing (2014 update of 1997module)

Examples: ABI LessonGOES-R ABI: Next Generation Satellite Imaging (Feb 2013) Interactive exploration of ABI’s 16 bands,linking bands to observable phenomena Movies describing advancements in tenapplication areas (e.g. analysis, forecasting,NWP, climate and environmental monitoring)

Examples: DNBAdvances in Space-Based Nighttime Visible Observation (Apr 2013) Technical Improvements with Suomi NPPVIIRS Day-Night Band Lunar cycle & modeling, constant contrasttechniques for normalized imagery Meteorological and other applications Future improvements in NT Vis imaging

Examples: VIIRSIntroduction to VIIRS Imaging and Applications (Sep 2013) VIIRS capabilities vs. earlier imagers Imaging strategy, 22 bands, resolution Key applications Introduction to the Day-Night Band


In Progress and Next Steps: Microwave Remote Sensing: Land and Ocean Surface Applications, 2nd Ed. COSMIC-2 Marine Forecasting using Scatterometer and Altimeter Data SNPP applications for River and Lake Ice Short features on High Impact Events highlighting JPSS capabilities Himawari-8 AHI differences from ABI on GOES-R Input from SOO Satellite Team Spanish versions of ABI and GLM lessons

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Satellite Liaison Perspective onForecaster Training for GOES-R

Effective GOES-R Training Practices – National Centers All (almost) forecaster training is in person, either individually or insmall groups (3-5 analysts/forecasters). Products that are identified have immediate benefit to NCEP Center. Presentations (20-25 minutes) and quick guides are created thatinclude relevant product examples for each NCEP Center. Interactions with forecasters are ongoing after training is completeto – Keep dialogue going between SME and forecasters– Show additional real-time examples (2-minute case studies) Satellite Liaison has a consistent presence in operations tocontinuously familiarize forecasters to GOES-R capabilities.

Effective GOES-R Training Practices – Weather Forecast Offices All (almost) forecaster training is remote (e.g., live teletraining). Live teletraining is offered to the WFO(s) and given by Satellite Liaisonor the product developer. A recorded version of the live teletraining or prerecordedArticulate/VISIT version is provided to the WFO(s). Supplemental resources (e.g., quick guide or blog), if available, areprovided to the WFO(s). Satellite Liaison is a resource and SME to the WFO(s).

How Should NWS Users Be Trained? In-residence Satellite SMEs (i.e., SOO and Satellite FP) for eachWFO/NCEP Center Dual-Pol Style Course for GOES-R (multi level)1. Core Set of Articulate Presentations– (20-30 minutes each)– Advanced Baseline Imager– Geostationary Lightning Mapper– Application/Track Centric(Convection, Winter Storms,Low Clouds and Fog,Fire Detection)

How Should NWS Users Be Trained?2. Video Blog Posts of Near Real Time Events – YouTube Channel– Just-In-Time Training.4-6 minutes or even lessh/t Dan Bikos (CIRA)

How Should NWS Users Be Trained?3. Supplemental In-Office and within AWIPS2 Resources– Quick Guides– Product Verification StatisticsFrontBackh/t NASA SPoRT

Training Resources Need to be multi leveled and include training in person by the Satellite FP.– “Dual-Pol Style” Course– Real-time One-On-One Training.SME/forecaster interactions– Inter-Office Mentoring.forecasters teach each other (i.e., situationaltraining) include product background information with strengths/weaknesses. have relevant (i.e., regional) examples and product verification. show how GOES-R incorporates with tools forecasters fusion. show how GOES-R makes forecaster decision making easier. incorporate Decision Support Service examples. .be incorporated into AWIPS-2.


A recorded version of the live teletraining or prerecorded Articulate/VISIT version is provided to the WFO(s). Supplemental