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Basic Operations of ABI on GOES-R

Scott Lindstrom, Tim Schmit, and Mat Gunshor

Introduction

This module is part of the satellite foundational course for GOES-R (SatFC-G). This particular module covers basic operations of ABI on GOES-R. Learning objectives include:

1. Describe reflected solar and terrestrial radiation as they relate to satellite observations.

2. Explain how solar and terrestrial radiation is selectively absorbed, reflected, and scattered by atmospheric constituents.

3. Explain the processes of radiative transfer.

4. Explain selective absorption through the atmosphere.

5. Describe the improvements in spectral coverage, spatial resolution, and imaging intervals of the GOES-R ABI over the previous imager.

6. Identify the ABI's 16 spectral channels and the phenomena that can be detected in the spectral regions they cover.

7. Desribe the concept of parallax and how it impacts image interpretation.

8. Describe the importance of adequate bit depth for all ABI channels.

Prerequisites

This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students - to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

  1. Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. Also be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.
  2. YouTube video:

  3. Download video (recommended for low-bandwidth users) - This is an audio playback version in the form of an Articulate Presenter video and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the video file from the following link: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/basic_operations_of_abi_on_goes_r/basic_operations_of_abi_on_goes_r_articulate.zip

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the presentation.html OR index.html file and the video will begin to play in your browser. Be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.

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