Topic outline

  • Welcome to the System and Feature Identification in Satellite Imagery Course

    This online facilitated course teaches forecasters how to identify various synoptic scale and mesoscale systems and features and their characteristics in satellite imagery and products. The systems and features include:

    • anticyclones
    • jet streams
    • ITCZ
    • tropical lows
    • convective systems
    • dust storms
    • sea state
    • fog and low clouds
    • mid-latitude systems.

    For each one of the these topics, students work through a series of guided exercises on their own. These are supplemented by group discussions of related questions. The concluding activity for the course enables participants to demonstrate what they have learned by finding a case and applying the relevant questions to it. Note that the course only addresses system/feature identification in satellite imagery and does not cover forecasting.   

    • Synoptic scale systems

    • Mesoscale Features

    • Other Features and Systems

    • Concluding Activity

      • FInal Assessment and Course Evaluation