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SHyMet Intern - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do I need to take a quiz for each lesson completed?

Yes. Except for the SHyMet Orientation lesson (1.), you will need to take a quiz and pass it (70% is the minimum passing grade for any quiz).

2. I forecast in Alaska, do I need to take the tropical module?

Yes. Many forecasters change location more than once during their career. You may move south one day and the information will be helpful. Besides this, you may come across a product that may be helpful for you in your area.

3. Can I take an individual lesson rather than all of the lessons in the SHyMet intern course (learning path)?

Yes. However, you will not receive for credit for completion of the SHyMet intern course and will not be able to access the teletraining sessions.

4. Do I need to take each lesson in a particular order?

No. However, it's highly recommended that you take section 1 (Understanding satellite imagery) before you take section 2 (Applications and case examples) and finish with Satellite Analysis of Tropical Cyclones.

5. The Hy in SHyMet stands for hydrology, where is the hydrology section of the course?

The original idea of SHyMet was a full course (see here). Due to budget constraints, the first course was targeted towards interns and focused on satellite meteorology. In the future, as the course expands, hydrology will be included.

6. If I am not an NWS Intern, can I still take the course and get credit for it?

The course is now open to everyone inside or outside of NOAA. If you are within NOAA, you will get agency credit and it will be tracked through the LMS.

7. Can I still take the course and get credit for it?

Yes, you can take the course if you are not a NOAA employee. You will not get college credit, but we can send you a certificate upon completion of the quizes.

8. How do I take the quizes?

When you are done with a particular lesson, email us at:
nws.oaa.clo.shymet AT noaa.gov
We will reply back to you with a quiz and evaluation form. We must get a completed quiz back from you for each lesson to be eligible for a certificate of completion. The passing grade on each quiz is 70%.

9. Do I need to take each lesson in a particular order?

No. However, it's highly recommended that you take section 1 (Understanding satellite imagery) before you take section 2 (Applications and case examples).

10. The Hy in SHyMet stands for hydrology, where is the hydrology section of the course?

The original idea of SHyMet was a full course (see here). Due to budget constraints, the first course was targeted towards interns and focused on satellite meteorology. In the future, as the course expands, hydrology will be included.