More on AviationWeather and Air Traffic
Inside each of the Federal Aviation Administration’s 21 Air Route Traffic Control Centers is a Central Weather Service Unit responsible for forecasting for the nation’s commercial and military aircraft. COMET created The Impact of Weather on Air Traffic Management to help forecasters in these offices understand the inner workings of the FAA and national airspace system. Staffers who take the module can also help make a Weather Impacts Playbook describing the station’s FAA customers and what weather information they need to make local air traffic control decisions. Plan to visit the Facilitator Web Page prior to assigning this module to your staff.Distance Learning Aviation Courses
Many of the modules listed to the left are part of our two distance courses: DLAC 1 (Forecasting Fog/Low Stratus for Aviation Operation) and DLAC 2 (Producing Customer-Focused TAFs). If taken as part of the course, which includes quizzes, you can earn certificates of completion for each course module. Fore more information, visit the DLAC website.COMET Outreach Project
Plymouth State University and the NWS Center Weather Service Unit in Nashua, NH have submitted the final report on their Outreach Project, "Improved sea breeze forecasting for Boston's General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport." The researchers collaborated on developing a database of sea breeze and non-sea breeze events, stratified by synoptic classes defined by Miller and Keim and evaluated WRF model guidance for sea breeze forecasting.
About Our Training Resources
Our training consists of lessons and courses. A lesson is targeted toward one focused subject, whereas a course is a collection of lessons that pertain to a broader subject area. You can receive certificates of completion for both lessons and courses. Courses are entirely self-paced and available for open enrollment. We also list a select set of resources that are not hosted on MetEd that are of high quality and of interest to our community.
The COMET® Program's virtual classroom provides access to material in support of our residence and virtual courses. These courses are generally available by invitation only and are hosted at our UCAR facility in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.