INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS VISIT Bringing Training to Weather Sens/ice Forecasters Using a New Distance-Learning Tool BY ANTHON Y MOSTEK, JOHN WEAVER, DA N BIKOS, DA N LINDSEY, BARD ZAJAC, SCOTT BACHMEIER, TO M WHITTAKER, BRIAN MOTTA, BRAD GRANT, JIM LADUE, AND JOHN FERREE visitview).1 This distance-learning software allows n the late 1990s, NOAA' s National Weather Service (NWS) training requirements began to outpace the users to simultaneously view and manipulate the im- ages, animation, graphics, and text. The VISITview availability of travel funds . At the same time, the In- ternet was becoming more reliable, bandwidths were softwar e is utilized by other NWS training teams, suc h as the NWS Numerical Weather Prediction increasing, and computers were becomin g mor e pow- erful. The timing was right for the introduction of team , Interactive Forecast Preparation System distance learning. To address this need, the Virtual (IFPS), Climate and Aviation Training, and staff fro m Institut e for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT) NESDIS. was created in 1998 with funding fro m the National Th e strength of the VISIT teletraining instruc- Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Ser- tional approach is its ability to bring the instructor vice (NESDIS) and
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jun 1, 2004
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