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Get Weather-Ready with MetEd
Posted on: 2016-05-20

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As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™, The COMET® Program is committed to helping improve the nation’s readiness for extreme weather and other hazardous events. The MetEd website hosts a suite of free, informative materials related to natural hazards preparedness, including desktop exercises for emergency managers and fun interactives to engage families in packing an emergency preparedness kit and working on a safety plan.

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Geospatial: A new topic area on MetEd
Posted on: 2015-10-29

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Data with a geographic component, geospatial data, is integral to hydrology, meteorology, and many other scientific fields. COMET has been addressing geospatial related topics for several years through our publications on hydrography (see our distance learning course, Elements of Hydrography), navigation (see the lesson, Principles of Celestial Navigation), and...

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GOES-R Satellites Orientation Course
Posted on: 2015-03-20

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The next generation of NOAA Geostationary Weather satellites will launch in March of 2016. Now that we are within the one year launch window for GOES-R, there is no time like the present to learn more about the exciting advancements that will soon become available to many in the western hemisphere. Start your learning with our, GOES-R...

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Winter is here in the northern hemisphere
Posted on: 2014-10-22

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Winter is coming to the northern hemisphere and MetEd has a great collection of lessons in a self-paced course to help you hone your winter weather forecasting skills. Our Winter Weather Distance Learning Course addresses some of the key challenges to winter weather forecasting, including: microphysics, precipitation type, precipitation amount, and applications of NWP ensembles. Visit the course page and hit the Enroll button to get started....

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Preparedness Materials on MetEd
Posted on: 2014-09-16

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September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has information about hazards and how your family, workplace, or community can prepare. A recent poll found that many U.S. households are unprepared for a disaster, with 40% of parents not having an emergency plan and 35% not having even a minimal two-day...

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