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FDTD GOES-16 Applications Webinars

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* NEW * - GOES-16 User Workshop at NWSTC, November 2017

These webinars are peer-to-peer learning; staff from WFOs, National Centers, CWSUs, RFCs lead the presentations. The presentations are short (less than 30 minutes) and recorded for on-demand viewing. They are offered on a routine basis (bi-weekly) and offer recent in-season examples ready to apply operationally. The primary objective of these webinars are to share how to apply GOES-16 imagery with other datasets for a specific operational application so that other WFOs learn how to do this.

Refer to the VISIT Training Calendar for the next scheduled FDTD GOES-16 Application session.

Below you'll find a list of FDTD GOES-16 Applications Webinar recordings from the past, listed in reverse chronological order. Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. To sort them by a different column, click the column heading at the top to reorder them.

Title Date Brief Summary
Convective Initiation 2018-02-21 Ariel Cohen discusses operational applications of GOES-16 imagery as applied to Convective Initiation. GOES-16 usage for Convective Initiation in a case with relatively weak ascent is compared with a case for relatively stronger ascent.
Creating Color Tables in AWIPS 2018-02-07 Mike Baker discusses reasons to create new satellite color tables then summarizes the procedure for editing the color table in AWIPS. He also discusses where to find additional customized color tables from the field, and where to submit color tables you've created so that they are available to the community.
GOES-16 new capabilities for the tropical forecasting and analysis at NHC/TAFB 2018-01-24 Nelsie Ramos discusses various satellite products to monitor and tracking tropical waves, including the SAL, DUST, Pseudo-Natural, GeoColor RGBs. In addition the low-level water vapor and LPW imagery is used in tandem with IR channel 13. Other hazards such as offshore convection monitoring with the Lightning Density product and fog advisories with the FLS and GeoColor RGB products are discussed.
Utilizing GOES-16 Data in the Desert Southwest 2018-01-10 Stan Czyzyk discusses the benefits of increased spatial and temporal resolution of GOES-16 towards applications of blowing dust events, wildfires, and enhanced convection. Parallax and improved collaboration for mesoscale sector requests are also discussed.
North Bay Wildfires of October 2017 2017-12-07 Matt Mehle discusses a the historic October 2017 wildfire event in the North Bay of California. GOES-16 imagery and products were used for first detection and alerting to fires.
Experimental GOES-16 Applications for a Flooding Event in the Northeastern U.S. 2017-11-30 Christina Speciale and Neil Stuart discuss a flood event from 7 July 2017 thaat affected the Northeast U.S. GOES-16 imagery, radar data and SPC mesoanalyses were critical to situational awareness that led to flood warnings prior to observed flooding.
Dispelling the myth of Random Convection 2017-10-25 Kevin Laws discusses a local study that includes analyses that help dispel the misconception of random, pop-up thunderstorm occurence. This presentation will describe some of the preferred locations for summertime convection and provide detailed statistics of autoconvective and boundary interactions to aid forecasters in the often difficult, short term forecast process.
GOES-16 applications for convection over the southeast US 2017-10-11 Frank Alsheimer provides a scenario-based presentation for a typical summer convective forecast over the southeast. GOES-16 cloud and moisture imagery (CMI), channel difference products, baseline products and RGBs are demonstrated for operational applications in the convective forecast.
Operational Observations from the GLM and LMA 2017-09-27 Brian Carcione looks at GOES-16 ABI and GLM imagery for trends in Hurricane Harvey in Texas and a tornado event in northern Alabama during the same time period. The GLM is compared with local LMAs and the comparison appeared favorable.
GOES-16 Convective Strategies 2017-08-16 Patrick Ayd demonstrated the role of GOES-16 imagery combined with other datasets during the forecast and nowcast period on a severe weather day. 1-minute imagery provides additional situational awareness, visible and Day cloud phase RGB were used for convective initiation. During the event, the imagery aids in the larger scale convective scenario, avoiding tunnel vision on a single portion of your CWA, and potentially reallocating staffing/warning sectors.
NHC discussion of GOES-16 Imagery for Current Tropical Cyclone Activity 2017-08-01 Jack Bevan and Mark DeMaria discuss a variety of GOES-16 imagery applications for tropical cyclone analysis. This includes various RGB products, the influence of GOES-16 on the Dvorak Technique, 1-minute imagery and the GLM.
Fog / low cloud / moisture gradient applications of the Nighttime Microphysics RGB product 2017-07-26 Kris White shows how the GOES-16 Nighttime Microphysics RGB can be used to identify low cloud features such as fog and low stratus and offers better contrast than legacy imagery. Also, the Nighttime Microphysics RGB can be used to help identify areas of contrasting low-level moisture.
Smoke and Dust applications of the Geocolor product 2017-07-12 Dan Lindsey highlights the GOES-16 GeoColor product in identification of smoke and dust.
Memphis Derecho of 27 May 2017 2017-06-28 Andy Chiuppi looked at the role of GOES-16 imagery combined with other datasets in forecasting a high impact Derecho event in the Memphis area.
Blowing Dust in Montana 2017-06-14 Paul Nutter discusses brightness temperature difference fields in GOES-16 IR bands that allow for 24 hour dust monitoring.
GOES-16 Water Vapor bands orographic applications 2017-05-24 Greg Guillot highlights GOES-16 water vapor imagery to clearly show a wave that led to severe turbulence west of Denver International Airport. The imagery was used to decide to close departure gates. Becca Mazur looked at GOES-16 water vapor channels to analyze a mountain wave that led to strong winds near the Laramie Range. The imagery aided in the forecast problem of determining the timing of onset of strong winds in wind prone areas along major roads.
Hail Swaths observed with GOES-16 2017-05-10 Paul Schlatter demonstrates utility of the snow/ice (1.6 micron) band to identify hail streaks on the ground. The 3.9 micron band also provides useful information.
GOES-16 Split Window Difference Product 2017-04-26 Phil Schumacher discusses the Split Window Difference (SWD) Product. SWD is affected by both moisture and emitting temperature. Gradients of the SWD can show moisture boundaries.
Title Date Brief Summary