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GOES-R Volcanic Ash Product

Scott Lindstrom, Michael Pavolonis and Justin Sieglaff


This module is part of the satellite foundational course for GOES-R (SatFC-G). This particular module covers the GOES-R baseline product: volcanic ash. Learning objectives include:

1. Introduce the baseline volcanic ash products that will be available to users from the operational GOES-R Ground System (known as the baseline products).

2. Outline the best practices for using the baseline GOES-R volcanic ash products

3. Highlight differences between the baseline GOES-R volcanic ash products and the products generated by the VOLcanic Cloud Analysis Toolkit (VOLCAT). Users are currently receiving the VOLCAT products.


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. Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. Also be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.
  2. YouTube video:

  3. Download video (recommended for low-bandwidth users) - This is an audio playback version in the form of an Articulate Presenter video and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the video file from the following link:

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the presentation.html OR index.html file and the video will begin to play in your browser. Be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.

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