Disaster Risk Reduction Resources

This page provides access to the many COMET education and training resources useful to DRR communities. Many are targeted for national meteorological and hydrological service professions, while others are targeted for emergency management and planning professionals. Some are more broadly useful for educating decision makers at all levels of government, as well as members of the general public, who must make personal decisions in planning and responding to disaster risks. The resources are organized by type of hazard.

 

Drought

    • Understanding Drought
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2009-02-11
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Climate, Environment and Society
      (17 reviews)
    • Description

Floods

    • Understanding the Hydrologic Cycle: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-07-27
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (45 reviews)
    • Description
    • Runoff Processes: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-11-09
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (21 reviews)
    • Description
    • Unit Hydrograph Theory: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-07-27
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (13 reviews)
    • Description
    • Streamflow Routing: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-10-19
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (13 reviews)
    • Description
    • Flash Flood Processes: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2011-02-22
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (21 reviews)
    • Description
    • Flood Frequency Analysis: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-08-31
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (13 reviews)
    • Description
    • River Forecasting Case Study
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2007-06-12
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (3 reviews)
    • Description
    • Flood Forecasting Case Study: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2011-05-17
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (12 reviews)
    • Description
    • River Ice Processes - Short Version
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2010-07-13
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (5 reviews)
    • Description
    • Snowmelt Processes: International Edition
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2011-01-04
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Environment and Society, Hydrology/Flooding
      (7 reviews)
    • Description
    • An Introduction to Ensemble Streamflow Prediction
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2007-01-30
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (4 reviews)
    • Description
    • Dams and Dam Failure - Module 1: Terminology and Open Channel Hydraulics
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2008-03-19
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Emergency Management, Hydrology/Flooding
      (6 reviews)
    • Description
    • Dams and Dam Failure - Module 2: St. Venant Equations, Modeling, and Case Study
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2008-08-25
      Last Updated On: 2016-03-15
      Skill Level: 3
    • Topics:
      Emergency Management, Hydrology/Flooding
      (1 review)
    • Description
    • Precipitation Estimates, Part 1: Measurement
    • Languages: English, Spanish, French
      Publish Date: 2009-06-03
      Last Updated On: 2016-08-30
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding, QPF/QPE (Precip), Radar Meteorology
      (8 reviews)
    • Description
    • Precipitation Estimates, Part 2: Analysis
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2010-01-19
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding, QPF/QPE (Precip), Radar Meteorology
      (0 reviews)
    • Description
    • Introduction to Verification of Hydrologic Forecasts
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2008-06-30
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (0 reviews)
    • Description
    • Distributed Hydrologic Models for Flow Forecasts - Part 1
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2009-07-28
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (8 reviews)
    • Description

Floods (en Español)

    • Comprensión del ciclo hidrológico: edición internacional
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2010-12-14
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (16 reviews)
    • Description
    • Procesos de escorrentía: edición internacional
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2011-01-18
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (6 reviews)
    • Description
    • Teoría del hidrograma unitario: edición internacional
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2010-12-14
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (4 reviews)
    • Description
    • Tránsito de avenidas: edición internacional
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2010-12-14
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (3 reviews)
    • Description
    • Procesos de inundación repentina: versión internacional
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2011-03-01
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (0 reviews)
    • Description
    • Análisis de frecuencia de crecidas: edición internacional
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2010-12-14
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (6 reviews)
    • Description
    • Caso de estudio de pronóstico fluvial
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2007-08-29
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (1 review)
    • Description
    • Casos de estudio de inundaciones repentinas
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2007-10-04
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (0 reviews)
    • Description
    • Procesos de hielo fluvial
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2007-08-29
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Hydrology/Flooding
      (0 reviews)
    • Description
    • Procesos de deshielo: versión internacional
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2011-01-18
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Environment and Society, Hydrology/Flooding
      (0 reviews)
    • Description

Tropical Cyclones

    • Hurricane Strike!™
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-08-24
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Emergency Management, Environment and Society, Tropical/Hurricanes
      (2 reviews)
    • Description
    • Introduction to Tropical Meteorology, 2nd Edition, Chapter 8: Tropical Cyclones
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-12-22
      Last Updated On: 2016-03-04
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Tropical/Hurricanes
      (2 reviews)
    • Description

Tropical Cyclones (en Espaol)

    • ¡Huracán a la vista!
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2010-08-24
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Emergency Management, Environment and Society, Tropical/Hurricanes
      (1 review)
    • Description
    • Introducción a la meteorología tropical, 2ª edición, Capítulo 8: Ciclones tropicales
    • Languages: Spanish, English
      Publish Date: 2011-10-28
      Last Updated On: 2016-03-04
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Tropical/Hurricanes
      (1 review)
    • Description

Wild Fires

    • S-290 Unit 1: The Fire Environment
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2009-06-23
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
      (175 reviews)
    • Description
    • S-290 Unit 4: Basic Weather Processes
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2008-10-27
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
      (94 reviews)
    • Description
    • S-290 Unit 6: Atmospheric Stability
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2010-03-02
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
      (130 reviews)
    • Description
    • S-290 Unit 7: Wind Systems
    • Languages: English, Spanish
      Publish Date: 2009-11-24
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
      (83 reviews)
    • Description
    • S-290 Unit 8: Keeping Current with the Weather
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2009-01-30
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
      (103 reviews)
    • Description
    • S-290 Unit 9: Observing the Weather
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2009-04-22
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
      (70 reviews)
    • Description
    • S-290 Unit 10: Fuel Moisture
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2010-02-02
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Fire Weather
      (71 reviews)
    • Description

Winter Weather

    • Cold Air Damming
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2001-06-18
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Mountain Meteorology, Winter Weather
      (6 reviews)
    • Description
    • Topics in Lake Effect Snow Forecasting
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2005-02-09
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Winter Weather
      (1 review)
    • Description
    • Topics in Polar Low Forecasting
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2004-04-02
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Winter Weather
      (0 reviews)
    • Description
    • Topics in Precipitation Type Forecasting
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2005-09-27
      Skill Level: 2
    • Topics:
      Winter Weather
      (5 reviews)
    • Description

Various

    • Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, 2nd Edition
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2012-06-01
      Skill Level: 0
    • Topics:
      Convective Weather, Emergency Management, Environment and Society, Hydrology/Flooding, Tropical/Hurricanes, Winter Weather
      (33 reviews)
    • Description
    • Dispersion Basics
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2002-11-12
      Skill Level: 3
    • Topics:
      Emergency Management, Fire Weather, Other
      (5 reviews)
    • Description
    • Weather and Health
    • Languages: English
      Publish Date: 2008-11-25
      Skill Level: 1
    • Topics:
      Emergency Management, Environment and Society, Other
      (5 reviews)
    • Description