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Tropical SHyMet Introduction

The Tropical track of the Satellite Hydrology and Meteorology (SHyMet) Course will cover satellite imagery interpretation and application of satellite derived products in the tropics as well as the models used at NHC for tropical cyclone forecasting. There are two sessions that provide an overview of the models used by NHC in forecasting tropical cyclone track and intensity. There is a session on basic satellite interpretation in the tropics, including easterly wave identification and other forecast concerns in the tropics. Other topics include an understanding of the Dvorak method in tropical cyclone analysis, use of satellite derived products such as eTRaP for landfalling tropical cyclone rainfall prediction, VIIRS applications for tropical cyclones and Total Precipitable Water (TPW) products. An introduction to ASCAT winds is covered as well. This course will be administered through web-based instruction and will consist of approximately 6 hours of instructional content. Course completion consists of taking 7 of the 9 training modules, however you may take all of the modules if you wish. If you are unsure about which modules not to take, we recommend the eTRaP and Morphed TPW Detection (MIMIC) to be optional.

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.