This interactive case exercise covers a 24-hour forecast period that
includes the challenge of precipitation type forecasting. The case
exercise provides an overview of precipitation type forecasting based on
model algorithms, partial thickness analysis, and the top-down method.
• Understand the limitations of NWP models in precipitation type forecasts.
• Apply partial thickness analysis for forecasting precipitation type.
• Apply the top-down Method for forecasting precipitation type.
"August 2014: This module still contains good information about the atmospheric conditions leading to different types of frozen (or freezing) precipitation, but it does use older NWP models from 2003, the Eta and the GEM. The precipitation-type algorithms mentioned are still used."
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