New from COMET: Precipitation measurement, ocean models, radiation fog, climate change, more
Below are details on seven new online publications available from UCP/COMET. Please see the accompanying Web links for more details.
Precipitation Estimates: Part 1, Measurement
This is part one of a two-module series on estimation of observed precipitation. Through use of rich illustrations, animations, and interactions, this module provides an overview of the science of precipitation estimation using various measuring platforms.
Feature Identification: Ring of Fire
This COMET module introduces forecasters to the potentially damaging convection that can develop in conjunction with blocking high pressure centers and examines how to identify it from the perspective of water vapor imagery. This module is part of the series "Dynamic Feature Identification: The Satellite Palette.Ē
Mesoscale Ocean Circulation Models
This module examines mesoscale ocean circulation models and the features and processes that they predict, including temperature, salinity, currents, and elevation. It examines current operational models and their limitations, examples of predicted ocean features, and potential applications.
Radiation Fog (format update)
Originally published in 1999, this is one of COMET's first Web-based modules. It has been rebuilt in a new format to remove some legacy technology and now includes a print version.
Nearshore Wave Modeling
Ocean waves close to shore affect public safety, commerce, navigation, and, of course, recreation. This module introduces forecasters to different near-shore wave models, including phase-resolving and one- and two-dimensional spectral models.
Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together
This module discusses climate change and the role of increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. It also covers signs of climate change, how scientists study climate, the current thinking on future changes, and what can be done to minimize the effects.
S-290 Unit 9: Observing the Weather
This webcast covers procedures for taking accurate weather observations using belt weather kits and descriptions of other common observing equipment used in fire weather. In addition, it demonstrates maintenance of the primary components of the belt weather kit.
Contact: Hildy Kane, UCP/COMET, 303-497-8470
COMET MetEd site