As you might be aware, GOES-R is a very rich satellite system that delivers near real-time weather information for the globe. There are at least 16 channels reported (this site is great for monitoring them).

I am looking for an introductory course on satellite image for amateur weather analysis, ideally based on GOES-R. The training offered in GOES-R website seems directed to practitioners. There are some guides around (NOAA site above, for instance, offers a "Quick Guide" for every channel, e.g. Channel 13 but that seems also too advanced for a novice to understand).

Is anyone aware of an introductory course on satellite image interpretation? Naturally, I am looking for an online course, ideally free of charge. If based on GOES-R, the better.


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There are numerous short modules offered by UCAR's COMET/METED website: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_detail.php

Modules specific to GOES-R include (but aren't limited to):

There are 19 courses with GOES-R in the title.

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks, awesome site! Plenty of material. The ones you mention are targeted to skill level 1 or 2, 0 being the lowest, but will look at the resources to see if I can find something for me. I will leave the question open to see if someone comes with more resources. $\endgroup$
    – luchonacho
    Commented Nov 4, 2020 at 17:08

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