This course site accompanies The University of Oklahoma's Synoptic Meteorology Lab (METR 4424).  Background materials and interactive laboratory exercises, including pre-lab activities, will be available for most course topics.  Tentative topics covered will include the following: kinematic analysis, frontal circulations, jetstreaks, application of quasi-geostrophic theory to analysis & diagnosis, isentropic analysis, and the structure and life cycle of midlatitude cyclones.  

Paid registration at the link below is required to access the course.  Registration is limited to those with emails verified as students enrolled in METR 4424 during Fall 2015.

This course is being conducted for the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) and is not open to the public. For more information, please contact

Hydrologic Impacts Under Climate Change (HIUCC) virtual course

The COMET Program and the Climate Change and Water Working Group (CCAWWG) announce the second online, instructor-led course on Hydrologic Impacts Under Climate Change (HIUCC). This course is being developed with financial support from the Bureau of Reclamation. The HIUCC course is part of the Professional Development Series, "Assessing Natural Systems Impacts under Climate Change.”


October 20-22, 2015
9am - 4pm Mountain Daylight Time

Registration is CLOSED

This is the course support site for 2015's CESM Tutorial hosted at NCAR's Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO.

The 5-day, instructor-led tutorial will contain lectures on simulating the climate system as well as practical sessions on running the CESM model, modifying its components, and analyzing data. The course is targeted toward a graduate student level.

Suggested pre-requisite activities include completion of a Unix tutorial module, sponsored by UCAR's COMET Program, before 10 August 2015.

The COMET Mesoscale Analysis and Prediction course (COMAP) was initiated in 1991 to give NWS Science and Operations Officers (SOOs) the tools necessary to conduct on-station scientific research and training. This course to be offered 13 - 24 July, 2015 has undergone significant revision in the course structure, delivery components, and learning objectives.  The course includes seminars by visiting scientists and training professionals. Laboratory exercises and open discussions are designed to support the lecture material. In addition to important topics in mesoscale meteorology, the 2015 offering will provide the attendee with discussion and hands-on opportunities focused on collaboration, communication, and decision support.

Please note, this course is available by invitation only. 

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SIUCC Residence Course Announcement

The COMET Program and the Climate Change and Water Working Group (CCAWWG) are pleased to announce the first Sedimentation Impacts Under Climate Change (SIUCC) course. The course is being developed with financial support from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. The SIUCC course is part of Professional Development Series, "Assessing Natural Systems Impacts under Climate Change.”

When: Tuesday, 24 February through Thursday, 26 February 2015, 8AM - 5PM MDT daily.

Where: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado.

Lead Instructors: Dr. William Elliot (Rocky Mountain Research Station,USDA Forest Service) and

Dr. Blair Greimann (Sedimentation and River Hydraulics Group, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation)


In this three-day, instructor-led, in-classroom course, participants will explore methods to scope, conduct, and document an assessment of impacts (with uncertainty) from a changing climate on watershed and channel sedimentation.  Lessons in the course will focus on the sedimentation processes: production, delivery, and deposition within a river system. The course will give the students the tools to apply existing watershed erosion models and in-channel sediment transport models to conditions under climate change.