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Below you'll find a list of all of the VISIT training sessions currently available, listed in reverse chronological order. To sort them by a different column, click the column heading at the top to reorder them. For modules organized into courses by topic, check out SHyMet. Former VISIT training sessions are retired to this page.

Title Topic Developed Level Instructor(s) Recorded Talking points Live Training Length (Min)
Designing an Effective Survey: A beginning course for physical scientists Social Science 2016 Basic Weaver Y Y N 25
Visualizing the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) in AWIPS SatFC-G 2016 Basic Stano Y N N 10
GOES-R General Circulation Patterns SatFC-G 2016 Basic Szoke; Bikos Y N N 10
GOES-R Cyclogenesis Potential Vorticity concepts SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom; Bachmeier Y N N 10
GOES-R Atmospheric Rivers SatFC-G 2016 Basic Szoke; Bikos Y N N 10
Comparing NWP Synthetic / Simulated Satellite Imagery to Observed Satellite Imagery SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R TROWAL Formation SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom Y N N 10
Basic Operations of ABI on GOES-R SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom Y N N 15
GOES-R Multi-channel interpretation approaches SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom Y N N 30
GOES-R Volcanic Ash Product SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom; Pavolonis Y N N 10
GOES-R Derived Motion Winds SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom ; Bachmeier Y N N 10
GOES-R Aerosols in AWIPS SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom; Kondragunta Y N N 10
GOES-R Cloud and microphysical products, fog and low stratus SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom Y N N 15
GOES-R Legacy Atmospheric Profiles SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom; Li Y N N 10
GOES-R Fire characterization, land surface temperature and snow SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom Y N N 10
GOES-R Fog / Low clouds: Formation and dissipation SatFC-G 2016 Basic Lindstrom Y N N 10
GOES-R Baseline Product: Rainfall rate SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R ABI Water Vapor Bands SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos; Szoke Y Y N 25
GOES-R Cyclogenesis life cycle SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos; Szoke Y Y N 20
GOES-R Cumulus growth SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R Marine and polar mesolows SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R Mountain waves and orographic enhancement SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R Boundary-forced convection SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R Low-level jet features SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos; Szoke Y Y N 10
GOES-R Pre-convective cloud features SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R Pre-convective environment SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 15
GOES-R Introduction to Mesoscale and Synoptic Sections SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R Hurricane Intensity Estimate SatFC-G 2016 Basic Olander; Dagg Y Y N 10
GOES-R Mesoscale Convective Systems SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 10
GOES-R Discrete Storms SatFC-G 2016 Basic Bikos Y Y N 20
Earth Networks Total Lightning Network (ENTLN) on AWIPS Lightning 2016 Basic Motta Y N Y 45
Introduction to NCC DNB VIIRS imagery in AWIPS Satellite 2016 Basic Seaman ; Lindsey Y N N 20
Applications of RSO Satellite Imagery for Winter Storms Winter / Sat 2015 Basic Szoke ; Bikos Y Y Y 30
A Brief Introduction to Social Science: A course for physical scientists Social Science 2015 Basic Weaver Y Y Y 30
NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere Product Severe / Sat 2014 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 30
Use of VIIRS imagery for Tropical Cyclone Forecasting Tropical / Sat 2015 Basic Knaff ; Chirokova Y N N 12
NUCAPS Soundings in AWIPS Satellite 2015 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 20
Can total lightning help with warnings for non-supercell tornadoes? Severe 2015 Basic Szoke ; Bikos Y N Y 30
Tracking the Elevated Mixed Layer with a new GOES-R Water Vapor Band Severe / Sat 2015 Basic Bikos; Szoke Y N Y 20
1-minute Visible Satellite Imagery Applications for Severe Thunderstorms Severe / Sat 2014 Basic Bikos; Szoke Y N N 22
VIIRS Imagery Interpretation of Super Typhoon Vongfong Tropical / Sat 2014 Basic Knaff Y N N 10
GPM Mission Overview Satellite 2014 Basic King Y N N 8
Identifying Snow with Daytime RGB Satellite Products Satellite Proving Ground 2013 Basic Connell Y Y Y 30
VIIRS Satellite Imagery in AWIPS Satellite 2013 Basic Bachmeier; Lindstrom Y N Y 45
AWIPS Blended Rain Rate Product Satellite 2012 Basic Van Til Y N N 10
Forecaster Training for the GOES-R Fog/low stratus (FLS) Products Satellite Proving Ground 2012 Basic Pavolonis; Calvert Y Y Y 60
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Cyclogenesis Satellite Proving Ground 2012 Basic Bikos Y Y Y 30
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Low Clouds and Fog Satellite Proving Ground 2012 Basic Bikos Y Y Y 30
GOES-15 Becomes GOES-West Satellite 2011 Basic Van Til; Motta Y N N 30
Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 2 Aviation / Satellite 2011 Basic Braun Y Y N 90
Objective Satellite-Based Overshooting Top and Enhanced-V Anvil Thermal Couplet Signature Detection Satellite Proving Ground 2011 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 60
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Severe Weather Satellite Proving Ground 2011 Int Bikos Y Y Y 30
Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Orographic Cirrus Satellite Proving Ground 2011 Basic Bikos Y Y Y 30
Morphed TPW Detection (MIMIC) Satellite 2010 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 45
Regional Satellite Cloud Composites from GOES Satellite 2010 Basic Connell Y Y N 50
Aviation Hazards Aviation / Sat 2009 Basic Braun Y Y N 180
Volcanoes and Volcanic Ash Part 1 Aviation /Sat 2010 Basic Braun Y Y N 140
Basic Satellite Imagery Interpretation in the Tropics Tropical / Sat 2010 Basic Bikos Y Y Y 60
The UW NearCasting Product Satellite Proving Ground 2010 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 45
Water Vapor Imagery Analysis for Severe Weather Severe / Sat 2010 Int Bikos Y Y Y 75
Convective Cloud-top Cooling Satellite Proving Ground 2010 Int Lindstrom Y Y Y 45
Ensemble Tropical Rainfall Potential (eTRaP) Tropical 2010 Basic Bikos Y N N 18
ASCAT Winds Satellite 2009 Basic Van Til Y N N 34
Blended TPW Products Satellite 2009 Basic Van Til Y N N 19
TC Intensity Model Guidance used by NHC Tropical 2009 Basic Landsea Y N Y 60
TC Track Model Guidance used by NHC Tropical 2009 Basic Brennan; Landsea Y N Y 60
GOES Imagery for Forecasting Severe Weather Severe / Sat 2008 Int Bikos Y Y Y 75
Interpreting Satellite Signatures Satellite 2008 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 45
QuikSCAT Winds Satellite 2008 Basic Van Til Y N N 60
Satellite Interpretation for Coastal Effects Satellite 2008 Basic Bikos; Braun Y Y Y 75
Basic Satellite Principles Satellite 2007 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 45
Satellite Interpretation of Orographic Clouds Satellite 2007 Basic Bikos; Braun Y Y Y 90
Warm Season Ensembles NWP 2007 Basic Bua Y N N 75
Water Vapor Imagery and PV Analysis Satellite 2007 Basic Bachmeier N N Y 90
CRAS Forecast Imagery in AWIPS Satellite 2006 Basic Lindstrom N Y Y 45
GOES 3.9 µm Channel Satellite 2006 Basic Lindsey Y Y N 45
GOES Sounder Data and Products Satellite 2006 Basic Lindstrom; Bachmeier Y N Y 30
MODIS Products in AWIPS Satellite 2006 Basic Bachmeier N N Y 60
GOES High Density Winds Satellite 2005 Basic Bachmeier Y N N 60
Monitoring Gulf Moisture Return Severe / Sat 2005 Basic Bikos; Braun Y Y Y 45
Predicting Supercell Motion in Operations Severe / Sat 2005 Int Bunkers Y Y N 75
Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms - Part 1 Winter / Sat 2004 Int Bikos, Braun Y Y Y 75
Utilizing GOES Imagery to Forecast Winter Storms - Part 2 Winter / Sat 2004 Int Bikos, Braun Y Y Y 75
Interactive Cloud Height Algorithm and GOES Sounder Point Retrievals in AWIPS Other 2004 Basic Bikos; Lindsey Y Y N 60
Convective Downbursts Severe / Sat 2004 Basic Pryor Y Y Y 60
Mesoscale Convective Vortices Severe / Sat 2004 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 75
Use of GOES RSO imagery with other Remote Sensor Data for Diagnosing Severe Weather across the CONUS (RSO 3) Severe / Sat 2003 Int Bikos; Braun Y Y Y 130
Water Vapor Channel Satellite Imagery Satellite 2003 Basic Bachmeier Y N Y 75
Wildland Fire Detection using Satellite Imagery Fire Weather 2003 Basic Bikos Y Y N 75
Cyclogenesis: Analysis Utilizing Geostationary Satellite Imagery Winter / Sat 2002 Basic Bikos; Braun Y Y Y 75
Lake-Effect Snow 2 Winter / Sat 2002 Adv Bikos Y N N 25
Lightning Meteorology 2 Lightning 2002 Adv Zajac; Lindsey Y Y N 90
Mesoscale Banding in Winter Storms Winter 2002 Basic Novak Y Y N 60
TROWAL Identification Winter / Sat 2002 Basic Lindstrom Y Y Y 75
Lightning Meteorology 1 Lightning 2001 Basic Zajac; Lindsey Y Y N 90
Mesoscale Analysis of Convective Weather Using GOES RSO Imagery Severe / Sat 2001 Basic Bikos Y Y Y 75
Lake-Effect Snow 1 Winter / Sat 2000 Basic Bikos Y Y N 75
Precipitation Type Forecasting Winter 2000 Basic Baumgardt Y Y N 90
CONUS CG Lightning Lightning 1999 Basic Zajac N Y N 75
Title Topic Developed Level Instructor(s) Recorded Talking points Live Training Length (Min)