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Spring 1999

Faculty course on numerical weather prediction offered this summer

Faculty who teach undergraduate meteorology classes involving numerical weather prediction (NWP) are invited to apply for a summer course offered jointly by two UCAR programs. The Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education & Training (COMET) and the Program for the Advancement of Geoscience Education will present the course on 7-11 June in Boulder.

The course, called Numerical Weather Prediction with Emphasis on Mesoscale Models, is being organized by Mohan Ramamurthy (University of Illinois) and Gregory Byrd (COMET). During the mornings, experts will lecture on different topics, such as new observing systems, data assimilation, operational model characteristics, and ensemble forecasting. Mesoscale modeling will be emphasized. Afternoon sessions will be devoted primarily to hands-on training in which participants will use COMET workstations for lab activities related to the lecture topics of the morning. After the course, participants will be encouraged to engage in a follow-up project to develop NWP instructional materials for their own courses that they can share with other faculty.

Enrollment is limited to 18 participants. Application and cost information is available at the Web site. The deadline for application is 15 April, and applicants will be notified of their selection by 1 May.

For more information, contact Byrd at 303-497-8357 or byrd@comet.ucar.edu.


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