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SHyMet: Severe Thunderstorm Forecasting Training Topics

This course will be delivered through the E-Learning Management System (LMS). Be sure to register with us first before signing up for the curriculum within the LMS, go to the Introduction link for registration. Some of the student guides will link to VISIT student guides, this is because we are leveraging existing VISIT training sessions for this course. Remember, if you have taken a training session in the past, it will either be on record in the LMS, or you can just take the quiz if you recognize the training session from the past. The first five core courses are required to take in sequence. Course completion consists of taking all of the core modules followed by 3 or more optional modules, however you may take all of the modules if you wish. Any course with an associated WES exercise is optional, if you want to participate in the WES exercises, let us know when you signup so that we can give you instructions.

Student Guides:

    Core Courses:
  1. Mesoscale Analysis of Convective Weather Using GOES RSO Imagery (60 minutes)
  2. Use of GOES RSO imagery with other Remote Sensor Data for Diagnosing Severe Weather across the CONUS (RSO 3) (130 minutes)
  3. GOES Imagery for Forecasting and Nowcasting Severe Weather (60 minutes)
  4. Water Vapor Imagery Analysis for Severe Weather Forecasting (60 minutes)
  5. Synthetic Imagery in Forecasting Severe Weather (30 minutes)
  6. Predicting Supercell Motion in Operations (80 minutes)
  7. Objective Satellite-Based Overshooting Top and Enhanced-V Anvil Thermal Couplet Signature Detection (60 minutes)

  8. Optional courses:
  9. 1-minute Visible Satellite Imagery Applications for Severe Thunderstorms (20 minutes)
  10. NOAA/CIMSS ProbSevere Product (30 minutes)
  11. Tracking the Elevated Mixed Layer with a new GOES-R water vapor band (20 minutes)
  12. Can total lightning help with warnings for non-supercell tornadoes? (30 minutes)
  13. Monitoring Gulf Moisture Return (30 minutes)
  14. Convective Cloud Top Cooling (45 minutes)
  15. Coastal Severe Convective Weather (55 minutes)
  16. Topographically induced Convergence Zones and Severe Convective Weather (30 minutes)