AMS Short Course on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS)
The AMS Short Course on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R and Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) will be held on 10 January 2016 associated with the 96th AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Please join us for this short course designed to introduce users to the new capabilities made possible by NOAA’s next generation weather satellite constellation including the GOES-R Series Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI), Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), and information provided by the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) for improved environmental intelligence, forecasts, and warnings. These new measurements will produce more timely, detailed, and accurate information than ever before. Short-course participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with observed, proxy and simulated data that showcase the many applications to improve forecasts and warnings of high impact weather and environmental phenomena.
The primary goal of the course is to make users aware of GOES-R and JPSS VIIRS capabilities, how it can improve their services to customers, and save lives and property.
The course format will consist of a balanced mix of presentations and hands on exercises demonstrating the applications of the new GOES-R and JPSS VIIRS products.
Instructors include subject matter experts from NOAA/NESDIS, COMET and various Cooperative Institutes.
Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets for the hands-on exercises.
For more information please contact Jim Gurka: James.J.Gurka@noaa.gov