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Warm Season Ensembles

Bill Bua (UCAR/COMET)

Introduction

Objectives: Help forecasters make use of newly available (in AWIPS) ensemble information from the medium- and short-range ensemble forecasts (MREF and SREF, respectively) in the forecast process.

Topics:

This training will emphasize the SREF.

Prerequisites

Students are encouraged to take at least one of the ensemble prediction modules:

NOAA staff should take these through the NOAA / E-Learning LMS

Training Session Options

NOAA/NWS students - to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center

  1. Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. Also be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.
  2. Audio playback (recommended for low-bandwidth users) - This is an audio playback version in the form of a downloadable VISITview and can be taken at anytime.

    Create a directory to download the audio playback file (91 MB) from the following link: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/training/visit/training_sessions/warm_season_ensembles/warm_season_ensembles_audio.exe

    After extracting the files into that directory click on either the visitplay.bat or visitauto.bat file to start the lesson. If both files are present, use visitauto.bat

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