The Summer 2011 COMET Faculty Course will take place Aug 8-12, 2011. This course will prepare faculty to teach about current advanced capabilities as well as next generation satellite data and products before new systems become operational to student groups that include meteorology majors as well as non-science majors participating in survey earth science courses.
Experts will provide lectures on a variety of current and advanced satellite-related topics. Additional sessions will be devoted to hands-on training in which participants will use COMET workstations for lab activities that focus on lecture topics and related teaching resources. Topics covered will include 1) current and future GOES satellite systems 2) introduction to the over 70 hours of materials directly related to satellite meteorology on the MetEd Website, 3) practice repurposing content from COMET modules, and 4) exposure to using the Environmental Satellite Resource Center. A field trip to the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) in Fort Collins will allow participants to interact with satellite experts on a variety of topics. Short weather discussions each day will emphasize satellite interpretation and forecasting.
Participants will design and complete a project to develop satellite meteorology instructional materials for their own courses that they can take back to their home institution.
Upon completion of the course, participants will:
·Show an increased understanding of scientific principles in satellite remote sensing
·Have enhanced knowledge of GOES capabilities with emphasis on interpretation and application of data and products
·Demonstrate improved understanding of satellite data as part of an integrated observing and forecasting system
·Show increased awareness of applications of satellite data and products for both operational and research purposes as well as for other users such as teachers, emergency managers, policy decision makers and the general public
·Have hands-on practice incorporating advanced satellite meteorology concepts and knowledge into their curricula
Lead instructors will be Dr. Stan Kidder of CSU/CIRA and Dr. Liz Page from COMET. Any questions about the course can be directed to Liz Page (firstname.lastname@example.org)