This course series is currently in development and is part of a collaborative effort by NCAR's Earth Observing Laboratory, Millersville University, and The COMET Program.
Completed lessons are currently available on MetEd and accessible below.
Five more lessons are in progress and the full series should be complete by the end of 2019. This series in total will provide approximately 15 hours of atmospheric instrumentation training. Future lessons include:
- Instrumentation and Measurement of Winds
- Instrumentation and Measurement of Atmospheric Trace Gases
- Instrumentation and Measurement of Surface Precipitation
- Instrumentation and Measurement of Atmospheric Radiation
- Instrumentation and Measurement of Clouds and Aerosols
The course focuses on the science involved in measuring basic atmospheric parameters. This information can help with successful instrument siting and data collection for various efforts. Learners might also want to explore the 3D Printed Automatic Weather Station (3D-PAWS) initiative, which is expanding atmospheric instrumentation and real-time monitoring capabilities to sparsely observed regions.