2019 MSC-COMET Winter Weather Course

2019 MSC-COMET Winter Weather Course

Start Date: 01.09.2019
End Date: 31.01.2020

1 September – 26 October 2019 Online Course
28 October – 1 November 2019: Optional Residence Course
2 November 2019 – 31 January 2020: optional Post-Course Componenent / Online; Classroom: Boulder, CO, USA

The 2019 Winter Weather Course offers a unique, operationally oriented learning experience that matches training to the realities of the forecasting environment. Participants will be immersed in interactive activities focused on addressing key forecasting challenges, including diagnosis of complex, multi-scale weather processes; model initialisation assessment, and model agreement.

Satellite analysis techniques will feature prominently in the diagnosis and model assessment sessions. These topics, and more, will be examined in the context of winter weather case studies and laboratory exercises.

Participants will interact closely with experts in the field. They will be able to build connections and network with other meteorologists internationally, as the course frequently includes forecasters from Asia, Canada, Europe and the USA, as well as instructors from universities and national hydrometeorological services.

Moreover, the course is for early to mid-career forecasters, and is aligned with the WMO PWS Competency Framework for Forecasters.

This year’s course is in a blended online-residence format. Participants may register for the online component only, or the combined online and residence session experience.

If you are interested in attending, or would like more information, please contact Bryan Guarente at the COMET Program (guarente@ucar.edu).