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GOES Sounder Data and Products

Scott Lindstrom and Scott Bachmeier


This 30-minute introductory-level training module updates the original "GOES Sounder Data and Products" lesson (Bachmeier et al., 2000) VISITview lesson that was also updated in 2006. It provides an introduction to the data and products available from the present GOES Sounder instruments, including examples of sounder Derived Product Imagery (DPI).


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 (140 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 30 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

References/Additional Links

Realtime GOES sounder data and products on the Web: References:

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