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GOES-R ABI Water Vapor Bands

Dan Bikos and Ed Szoke

Introduction

This module is part of the satellite foundational course for GOES-R (SatFC-G). This particular module covers the 3 water vapor bands (6.2, 7.0 and 7.3 microns) that will be on the GOES-R ABI. Learning objectives include:

1. Brief review of water vapor imagery background information and interpretation.

2. Learn the differences between current water vapor channels on the GOES imager and sounder instruments to that on the GOES-R ABI instrument.

3. Understand the fundamentals of the GOES-R water vapor channels to provide a foundation for additional training on operational applications.

Since the size of this module is greater than 100 MB, we recommend that you utilize either the Download video OR YouTube version below.

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/goes_r_abi_water_vapor_bands/goes_r_abi_water_vapor_bands_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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  • Developed: 2016

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