New COMET Courses

UCAR’s COMET has released two new online courses that anyone can take and learn from.

Fire Weather Patterns in Southeastern Australia

GOES-R ABI: Next Generation Satellite Imaging


The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of the new module “GOES-R ABI: Next Generation Satellite Imaging”. This one-hour module focuses on the next generation GOES-R ABI 16-channel imager to be launched this decade. With increased spectral coverage, higher spatial resolution, more frequent imaging, and improved image pixel geolocation and radiometric performance, the ABI will bring significant improvements to forecasting, numerical weather prediction, and climate and environmental monitoring. The first part of the module introduces the ABI’s key features and improvements over earlier GOES imagers. The second section lets users interactively explore the ABI’s 16 channels. The third section contains movies that show the improvements that the ABI will bring to the following application areas: convection, flooding, wildfires, land cover, hurricanes, climate, air quality, aviation, coastal and marine, and fog and low visibility. The final section contains additional resources pertaining to the ABI. The module has numerous takeaways, including ten application movies and an interactive spectrum.


We welcome any comments or questions regarding the content, instructional approach, or use of this module. Please e-mail your comments or questions to Patrick Dills (dills@ucar.edu).

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About Chuck Schoeneberger

Former forecaster at Meridian Environmental Technologies Inc (now a Interis Company), with a background in GIS and LiDAR, with other stints at GeoSpatial Services of Winona, MN and Aerometric (Now Quantum Spatial) of Sheboygan, WI. He is a weather technologist for public storm safety from a local to international level. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=25048141&trk=tab_pro His views are his own and not of his employer.
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