The wildfire events affecting California have been devastating. Here’s some information about fire weather and the effects of wind and topography on fire behavior. Available in both English and Spanish, all three of these lessons are appropriate for non-forecasters and provide some basic information about the wind patterns and other influences contributing to wildland fire conditions.
S-290 Unit 7: Wind Systems
Downslope winds off the Sierra Nevada are a major contributor to the current California fires. This lesson outlines general and local winds and their processes, including...
On September 28, 2018 an earthquake-triggered tsunami impacted parts of Indonesia. The following lessons address the science of tsunamis.
Tsunami Strike, Pacific Edition, is a scenario-based learning experience aimed at the middle school through high school level.
September 11, 2018: Hurricane Florence is forecast to have severe consequences for the East Coast of the United States, especially in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Tropical Storm Olivia is threatening Hawaii, Super Typhoon Mangkhut is threatening the Philippines, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and Tropical Storm Isaac will enter the Caribbean Sea. High winds and storm surge are an immediate threat near the landfall location....
Need to learn about using the new data and imagery available from GOES-16? COMET has a growing collection of training resources, including materials in Spanish and Portuguese, to help you get started.
Translated materials include short foundational lessons as well as Quick Guides to introduce you to the capabilities of the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) and Geostationary Lightning...
This web-based resource opens up the “black box” of numerical weather prediction by providing information on how numerical weather prediction (NWP) models work, and specifics about physical parameterizations, dynamics, and data assimilation for both deterministic and probabilistic models.
The Encyclopedia includes detailed information about the models used by the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) and these...