We've updated our module description pages to include a project's media elements. Check out your favorite module's description page and look for the Media Gallery tab, like our recent publication, Space Weather Basics, 2nd Edition. Click the "More details..." link below a thumbnail to get, well, more details! Some of our older modules will be missing the Media Gallery feature as their media elements are not in our database.
We've also updated the search results tab, Images and Media Results. Use the search tool near the top of many of MetEd's pages to search for your favorite meteorological topic and check...
The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction implemented a significant update to the North American Mesoscale (NAM) model (the NAM-B) on 12 UTC 18 October 2011. See the short training video on the three most important operational impacts to the forecaster on our Operational Models Matrix site. For access to dozens of numerical modelling modules, visit our Numerical Modeling (NWP) topic page.
With the recent publication of the fourth module in the Volcanic Ash series, Volcanic Ash: Observation Tools and Dispersion Models, we've put together a new distance learning course: Volcanic Ash: Science, Impacts and Forecasting Course. The focus of this series of modules is to provide the operational meteorologist with a thorough understanding of the cause and characteristics of volcanic eruptions, detecting volcanic ash, forecasting plume movement, and assessing societal impacts. For our NOAA users, this course is also represented in the Commerce Learning Center @ National Weather Service as a development plan.
We just opened a new distance learning course, SKYWARN® Spotter Training. This course covers the basics of being a SKYWARN Spotter. The goal of the course is to provide baseline training for all spotters through multiple modules covering the procedures for spotting (including communication and spotter report criteria) and safety considerations for all hazards.
You can choose to register as a SKYWARN Spotter with the National Weather Service (NWS) by using the checkbox that appears after you Enroll in the course. If you check the box, you will be able to register with the NWS after passing the course.
We just added a huge collection of links to online resources matched up to a generic, college-level Introduction to Meteorology course (https://sites.google.com/a/comet.ucar.edu/introduction-to-meteorology-resources/). Take a look and let us know what you think!