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Climate Training Resources

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Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training (Comet)

COMET logo The Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education, and Training supports, enhances, and stimulates the communication and application of scientific knowledge of the atmospheric and related sciences for the operational and educational communities. COMET’s Web-based self-paced training materials serve earth science education and training needs by providing interactive experiences for learners at a distance. Experts at both the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) and the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) have contributed to many of these lessons.

Extreme Weather

Climate Change and Extreme Weather

Climate Change and Extreme Weather: This module discusses how a changing climate can also lead to changes in extreme weather events on the local scale. The role of natural variability is also explained. The module describes how climate change can have both positive and negative effects, depending on the situation, location, and the vulnerability of the population. This module is also available in Spanish.

Monitoring the Climate System

Monitoring the Climate System with Satellites

Monitoring the Climate System with Satellites:  This 2-hour module describes the unique role that environmental satellites play in monitoring the Essential Climate Variables (ECVs) that are key for measuring the climate system.

The Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services (OCWWS)

VISIT logoThe Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services (OCWWS) Training Division ensures that NWS staff receive the training required to attain/maintain proficiency in providing accurate and timely forecasts and warnings to the public.