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Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet)

A course dedicated to operational satellite meteorology

Main Objective

To prepare National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Weather Service (NWS) users for the latest polar orbiting and geostationary satellite data and products in the warning and forecast programs with direct links to Government Performance Results Act (GPRA) goals.

Completes end-to-end program cycle for space-based remote sensing as part of NOAA's Strategic Plan for an Integrated Global Environmental Observation and Data Management System and Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS).

A comprehensive Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet) Course is being developed to pull together existing, new, and updated satellite training materials into a structured course. The course will cover basic principles of satellite imaging and sounding, channels and products, identification of atmospheric and surface phenomena, and the integration of meteorological analysis with satellite observations and products into the weather forecasting and warning process. It will also include advanced topics on identification of atmospheric and surface phenomena with associated case examples. The expanded course will consist of a combination of web-based instruction and teletraining. The teletraining will be met by utilizing the already established Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT) program.

A key aspect of this satellite-training program will be the linkage of new data, products, and forecasting techniques developed by NOAA's joint centers (such as the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center (SPoRT) and the many NWS National Centers) and cooperative institutes such as CIRA and Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) to the NWS.

Click here to take the VISIT / SHyMet New Topics Survey