|Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster,
Module 4: Soundings
Estimated instructional time: 1-2 hours
POES 4: Soundings describes the different sounding products available from NOAA polar-orbiting satellites. The module provides guidance on integrating POES sounding data more effectively with observations from other platforms to improve operational forecasting activities. The ability to derive soundings in cloudy conditions increases the value of this data to operational forecasters. Forecasters with responsibilities outside the CONUS will also be able to use the global coverage that POES sounders offer.