AMS Short Course: GOES-R Preview for Broadcasters

June 14, 2016, Austin, TX

The AMS Short Course on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES)-R capabilities, products and applications will be held on 14 June 2016 preceding the 44th AMS Conference on Broadcast Meteorology in Austin, Texas. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (       

Please join us for a short course on the next-generation GOES-R series. This short course will provide information on the improved GOES-R Series instruments, including the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM). The course will focus on the suite of new GOES-R products and their applications for improved environmental observations, forecasts and warnings. These new measurements will offer the broadcaster unprecedented information to showcase many environmental phenomena. Short-course participants will have the opportunity for hands-on experience with proxy and simulated GOES-R products and capabilities. 

The goal of the course is to make broadcasters aware of GOES-R capabilities, how it can improve their services to the viewing public, and what equipment upgrades are needed to handle the new data and products.

The course format will consist of a balanced mix of presentations and hands-on exercises demonstrating the applications of the new GOES-R products.

Instructors include Tim Schmit (NOAA/NESDIS), Mat Gunshor (UW-Madison/CIMSS), Chris Schmidt (UW-Madison/CIMSS),  Scott Lindstrom (UW-Madison/CIMSS), Jordan Gerth (UW-Madison/CIMSS), , and Jim Gurka (CICS/ U.MD).  

Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops or tablets for the hands-on exercises.

For more information please contact Jim Gurka: