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Forecaster Training for the GOES-R Fog/low stratus (FLS) Products

Scott Lindstrom, Mike Pavolonis and Corey Calvert


(1) Learn how the GOES-R Fog/Low Stratus product improves upon the traditional brightness temperature difference (BTD) product
(2) Understand how the GOES-R FLS product is created
(3) See examples of how the product should be used in different geographic regions.
(1) GOES-R ABI Introduction
(2) Fog / Low Stratus description and definition
(3) Traditional Fog Detection Methods and problems with them
(4) The GOES-R FLS Product and how it improves on traditional methods
(5) Examples

This is an experimental GOES-R Proving Ground Product designed to foster GOES-R readiness.


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. Audio playback (recommended for low-bandwidth users) - This is an audio playback version in the form of a downloadable VISITview and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the audio playback file (200 MB) from the following link:

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the visitplay.bat or visitauto.bat file to start the lesson. If both files are present, use visitauto.bat

  2. Live VISIT teletraining (with an instructor leading the session). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to signup for teletraining. The session will last 60 minutes. This teletraining session uses the VISITview software, where a Windows PC with an Internet connection is needed.

    Please follow the teletraining installation instructions to install the session

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