The Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) and the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET®) are hosting the 2012 Winter Weather Course from October 22-November 2, 2012. It is being held at the COMET classroom facilities in Boulder, Colorado, USA. As in years past, the course continues to be an important component of the MSC/COMET training partnership working to build stronger links between atmospheric research and operational weather forecasting.
Representatives from all MSC Regions as well as Defence Weather Services will participate. Representatives from the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) will also attend along with a few others from outside of North America. Course instructors include professors from leading Canadian and U.S. universities as well as experts from both the MSC and the NWS.
The main focus of the course is winter season significant weather, from the synoptic scale to the mesoscale. The ultimate goal of the course is to increase your understanding of phenomena and atmospheric processes associated with winter weather.
The five-day Climate Variability and Change virtual course is designed for operational meteorologists and hydrologists. The course goal is to increase understanding of key climate variability topics and climate change science.
For a more detailed description of this course including learning objectives see the Climate Services page at http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/csd/pds/ClimateVariability/index.shtml .
This 3-day workshop is designed primarily for forecasters and Service Hydrologists. It will look into the hydrologic processes of flash floods and the current state of the art with respect to Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE). The participant will gain a more thorough understanding of the hydrologic impacts of different soil types, land use, and slope. Case Review exercises will use the Flash Flood Monitoring and Prediction (FFMP) software. The course will cover flash flood topics such as distributed modeling, remote sensing of hydrologic parameters, flash flood guidance, debris flows, urbanization, and dam failures.
This meeting will be held at the National Weather Service Training Center, which is a Federal facility.
Meeting schedule and documents.
Agenda and documents in support of the meeting.