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SHyMet for Forecasters Introduction

The Forecaster track of the Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet) Course will cover satellite imagery interpretation, including feature identification, water vapor channels and what to expect on future satellites. There is a session on remote sensing applications for hydrometeorology, this includes uses of remote sensing data for operational hydrology. There is also a session on aviation hazards such as volcanic ash, fog, dust etc. Other topics include an understanding of the Dvorak method in tropical cyclone analysis and the utility of cloud climatologies in forecasting. This course will be administered through web-based instruction and will consist of 9 hours of core topics and 3 hours of optional topics.

If you wish to register for the course, send an email to:
nws.oaa.clo.shymet AT
In the email, be sure to include your name and your office (site ID).

After you've registered via email, we will reply to you with setup instructions on how to signup for this course which will be delivered through the E-Learning Management System (LMS). After taking all of the lessons, we will mail you a signed SHyMet course completion certificate.