Current training and research methods use simulations of past weather events to evaluate current and proposed methodologies to improve scientific best practices. Creating a Twitter Simulator that is used alongside these weather simulations could create an environment to evaluate communication best practices in a similar manner to these evaluations of scientific best practices.
As a training tool, a Twitter Simulator could prepare forecasters to quickly communicate critical information for an upcoming season of weather events. As an Impact-based Decision Support System (IDSS) tool, a Twitter Simulator could be used within a larger weather simulation, perhaps including partners, to share information between partners and to the public. As a research to operations tool, a Twitter Simulator could be used to evaluate proposed communication techniques, scientific technologies, or hazard product.
The Twitter Simulator will be demonstrated, and its future direction will be discussed.
Supplementary URL: https://youtu.be/Q58ITi_IboI