GOES High Density Winds
Scott Bachmeier - Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)
This basic-level VISIT teletraining module updates the original "GOES High Density Winds" lesson (Schrab et al, 2001). Techniques for measuring satellite winds are reviewed, and details on the display of GOES high density winds on AWIPS are provided. (new lesson created October 2005; last updated January 2006)
This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.
Training Session Options
LMS students - to begin the training, use the web-based video or audio playback options below (if present for this session).
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. Certificates of completion for NOAA employees can be obtained on the E-Learning Management System LMS
Create a directory to download the audio playback file (281 MB) from the following link: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/goes_high_density_winds/goes_high_density_winds_audio.zip
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
- Velden, et al., 2005: Recent Innovations in Deriving Tropospheric Winds from Meteorological Satellites, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society: Vol. 86, No. 2, pp. 205-223.
- Bedka and Mecikalski, 2005: Application of Satellite-Derived Atmospheric Motion Vectors for Estimating Mesoscale Flow, Journal of Applied Meteorology: Vol. 44, No. 11, pp. 1761-1772.
- GOES High Density Winds and Derived Products: Atlantic | Pacific (CIMSS Tropical Cyclones)
- GOES High Density Winds: NESDIS FPDT | NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server
- Upper Level Wind Analysis from GOES Water Vapor Winds (Experimental - CIMSS/NSSL)
- Developed: 2005
- Scott Bachmeier (608) 263-3958