Conference Presentations, Publications,
and Technical Reports
(Due to the length of these documents, some
are broken into parts by chapter or section. Tables, graphs, and pictures
have been included separately as GIF files.)
- User's Guide for Building and Operating Environmental Satellite Receiving Stations (February, 2009) - PDF (5 MB)
- Presentations from the NOAA Satellite Direct Readout Users Conference
for the Americas, December 2002.
- NOAA Technical Report NESDIS 82: An Introduction to the GOES I-M Imager
and Sounder Instruments and the GVAR Retransmission Format (November 1994)
- The GOES I-M
DataBook, Revision 1, published 4 January 1997 by Space Systems-Loral.
Extensive descriptions and technical information about instruments, space
craft systems, communications, etc. Also available as PDF files for downloading.
- NOAA Technical Memorandum NESDIS 40: The Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite Data Collection System (June 1994)
- NOAA Polar Orbiter Data Users Guide,
revised August 1997. Also available on CD-ROM (See ordering information
on linked page).
- NOAA Global Vegetation Index
User's Guide, revised August 1998.
- NOAA-K/L/M Users Guide. Final version.
A printed version is not currently available.
- NOAA-17 Advanced TIROS-N (ATN) Pamphlet: NASA and NOAA
- NOAA REPORTS. For and
about NOAA employees. In Adobe Acrobat .PDF format
On-Line Tutorials and Training Materials
of Remote Sensing from Satellite. An on-line introduction
to the principles used in the NOAA AVHRR and GOES Imager instruments
prepared by the Forecast Products Development Team (FPDT) at the Office
of Research Applications.
- Remote Sensing
and Image Interpretation and Analysis. This is the web based version
of a CD-rom. Written by Nicholas M. Short Jr. (GSFC/Applied Information
Sciences Branch. Very extensive and complete, focusing mainly on imagery
from sensors in the visible and near-infrared part of the spectrum.
Updated May 1999
publications and papers from the Office of Research and Applications/Operational
Products Development Branch. Focused on NOAA satellite imagery. On-line
only; Acrobat PDF files.
- Introduction to
GOES I-M. An on-line tutorial describing the sensor and data
changes that began with the launch of GOES-8, prepared by the Regional
and Mesoscale Meteorology (RAMM) Team (NESDIS) at CIRA. Includes examples
of of improved GOES-8 data versus that of GOES-7.
- GOES I-M 3.9um Channel on-line
Tutorial, prepared by the NESDIS RAMM Team. (See above).
- Advanced GOES Image Interpretation.
An on-line tutorial prepared by the NESDIS RAMM team.
- Advanced Very High Resolution
Radiometer An overview of the AVHRR instrument characteristics,
prepared by the USGS EROS Data Center, to aid users of EDC archived
Meteorology An on-line, multimedia instructional
module in remote sensing. Prepared by the WW2010 Project, University
- El Nino
An on-line, multimedia instructional module providing
a background about El Nino, conditions responsible for its occurrence
and impacts. Prepared by the WW2010 Project, University of Illinois.
- Global Fire Monitoring.
A discussion and examples of using satellites to monitor global biomass
destruction from burning prepared by Chris Justice and Yoram Kaufman
- Radar Mapping Techniques
and Applications by Paula Messina, Hunter College Geography Department.