Lesson 1
Meteorological Satellite Orbits
Lesson 2
Review of Radiative Transfer
Lesson 3
Visible Image Interpretation
Lesson 4
Infrared Image Interpretation
Lesson 5
Multispectral Image Interpretation
Lesson 6
Fires & Aerosols
Lesson 7
Lesson 8
Lesson 9
Fog and Stratus
Lesson 10
Lesson 11
Energy Budget
Lesson 12
Lesson 13
Global Circulation
Lesson 14
Synoptic Scale
Lesson 15
Local Circulation
Lesson 16
Satellite Oceanography
Lesson 17

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About this Course

The analysis of satellite observations is critical in weather and climate studies. The United States and other countries are continually launching new satellites to improve our understanding of weather and climate. Transforming these measurements into information is a current challenge in the geosciences. The course focuses on applications of remote sensing the atmosphere using satellite observations, including cloud detection and the retrieval of atmospheric temperature, and atmospheric moisture and ozone content. The course also teaches the interpretation of imagery collected from weather satellites. At the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Relate advantages and limitations to satellite systems
  2. Select appropriate non-cloud features using satellite imagery
  3. Select appropriate cloud features using satellite imagery
  4. Relate advantages and limitations to microwave satellite products.
  5. Relate meteorological events to satellite imagery.
  6. Interpret wind flow using satellite imagery.

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