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Meteorological Training and Professional Development Links

Severe Weather and Lightning   Satellite   Numerical Weather Prediction  
Aviation   Hydrology & Flooding   Tropical Weather   WSR-88D & Radar Applications   Winter Weather   Precipitation Forecasting & QPF   Operational Decision Trees   Technical Writing & Giving Presentations   Web Page Development   Meteorological Training Organizations and NWS Training Sites   Interactive Forecast Preparation System (IFPS)   Miscellaneous

Severe Weather and Lightning

MesoAnalyst Severe Weather Guide

Structure and Dynamics of Supercell Thunderstorms

Techniques for Issuing Severe Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings

Cooperative Institute for Precipitation Systems  

Pulse Storm Downburst Prediction Workshop Coursework

Forecasting Convective Weather

Pattern Recognition in Severe Convective Forecasting

Warning Decision Making: Workshops One through Four

Dry Microburst Detection and Prediction

Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs): Squall Lines and Bow Echoes

Predicting Supercell Motion Using Hodograph Techniques

Storm Type and Prognostic Soundings

NSSL Homepage

Tornado Warning Guidance

Mesocyclone Characteristics of Mini Supercells

Lightning Meteorology I and Lightning Meteorology II

Lightning Information Page

Lightning Primer


Experimental Satellite-Derived Tropical Rainfall Potential  

Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster: Case Studies

Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS)

Picture-of-the-Day discussions (from CIRA)

Archive of Picture-of-the-Day discussions (from CIRA)

GOES Imager Tutorial

Virtual Institute for Satellite Integration Training (VISIT)

Polar Satellite Products for the Operational Forecaster, Module 1: POES Introduction and Background

Remote Sensing Using the GOES Sounder: Example Minicases

Satellite Meteorology Online Guide

Numerical Weather Prediction

Using AWIPS to Evaluate Model Initializations

Web-Based Numerical Weather Prediction Training

NCEP/HPC's Model Diagnostics and Biases Page

Model Fundamentals

Impact of Model Structure & Dynamics

Characteristics of Operational NWP Models


Thunderstorms and Flying: An Internet Course

Terminal Aerodrome Forecast (TAF) Training

Forecasting Radiational Fog

Forecasting Aviation Icing: Icing Type and Severity

Forecasting Aviation Icing: Assessment Using Soundings and Wind Profiles

Forecasting Aviation Icing: Assessment Using Observations and Pilot Reports

Aviation Weather Center website

Hydrology & Flooding

Basic Hydrologic Concepts

Basic Hydrologic Sciences Distance Learning Course

A Social Science Perspective on Flood Events

Urban Flooding: It Can Happen in a Flash!


NOAA El Nino Page

Hurricanes: An Online Meteorology Guide

Summary of Tropical Cyclone Guidance Models

WSR-88D & Radar Applications

Radar Rules of Thumb

Introduction to the WSR-88D Doppler Weather Radar

Radar Meteorology Basics

WSR-88D Clutter Suppression and Its Impact On Meteorological Data Interpretation

Winter Weather

Cold Air Damming

An Ingredients-Based Approach to Forecasting Winter Weather

Winter Weather Forecasting

Snow Forecasting

Using BUFKIT Program to Predict Lake Effect Snow

Using the "Magic Chart" in a Southeastern U.S. Snowstorm

Forecasting Lake Effect Snow

Precipitation Forecasting & QPF

Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting Overview

Assessing Moisture for Summertime MCC Development for Maddox et al. Type Heavy Rainfall Events

The Use and Misuse of CSI

Operational Decision Trees

Operational Decision Trees on:

   --wet microbursts
   --sea fog
   --cyclogenesis over the Gulf of Mexico
   --flash flooding
   --precipitation estimation

    (...courtesy of NWS New Orleans, LA)

Technical Writing & Giving Presentations

Tips for Scientific Writing

Tips for Effective Oral and Poster Presentations

NWA member Alan Sealls offers Presentation Tips at and "Bad Weather Words"to avoid at

AMS Suggestions for Preparation of Slides or Transparencies

Poster Presentations

Web Page Development

Web Page Design Tips

HTML Goodies: Tutorials and More

HTML Tutorial

Meteorological Training Organizations and NWS Training Sites

NWSTC/OSF/COMET Joint Training Site (METED)

UCAR Homepage

NWSTC Homepage

COMET Home Page

Warning Decision Training Branch

Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (HPC) Research Page

National Weather Service, Office of Meteorology

NWS Southern Region SSD

NWS Western Region Training Page

NWS Central Region Library

FMH1 Meteorological Handbook

SOO (Science and Operations Officer) Training Resource Center's Catalogue

Interactive Forecast Preparation System (IFPS)

(This is a system used by the National Weather Service to prepare gridded and text forecasts.)

IFPS Training from NWS Southern Region

IFPS Training from NWS Eastern Region (internal)

IFPS Training from the NWS Training Center

The IFPS Vision


Atlantic Surface Cyclone Intensification Index (ASCII)

Rip Currents

COMET Web-based Case Study Library

NWS Fire Weather Program

National Drought Mitigation Center

Weather Glossary

GEMPAK Tutorial (from UCAR)

Overview of the Interactive Forecast Preparation System (IFPS)