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SHyMet:SatFC-J - Frequently Asked Questions

1. I am a NOAA employee, should I take the course through SHyMet or via the NOAA CLC?

NOAA employees should take the SatFC-J course via the NOAA Commerce Learn Center (CLC) so that they receive training credit on the CLC.

2. Do I need to take each lesson in a particular order?

Yes. The orientation module should be taken first. After the orientation, the Introduction to Microwave Remote Sensing section modules should be taken in order before any of the other modules since they serve as background material.

3. Can I take an individual lesson or section of lessons rather than all of the lessons in the SHyMet: SatFC-J course?

Yes. However, you will not receive credit for completion of the SHyMet: SatFC-J course. We are unable to provide training credit for an individual module / lesson.

4. How long will it take me to complete the course?

Around 6 to 8 hours. This includes additional time beyond just the length of the video associated with each module to include time for comprehension, time to complete the quizzes and time to take the course orientation. This estimate does not include time to view the optional proof of concept videos.

5. Where can i find real-time JPSS imagery and products?

  • CIRA SLIDER (in the Satellite drop down menu, choose JPSS (SNPP, N20; Global))
  • JSTAR Mapper
  • CIMSS Real-Earth