2002 Annual

Thursday, 17 January 2002: 10:30 AM
Using AWIPS emulation software in an undergraduate forecasting class
Alan C. Czarnetzki, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
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The Science Center for Teaching, Outreach, and Research on Meteorology (the STORM Project) at the University of Northern Iowa sponsored an undergraduate forecasting course in June 2001. Twenty-two students from across the U.S. attended this intensive 2-week course devoted to weather analysis and forecasting. The participants gained forecasting experience with FX-Net, AWIPS emulation software developed by NOAA's Forecast Systems Laboratory. FX-Net provides Internet access to AWIPS products and presents the products in a browser that is nearly identical to AWIPS. FX-Net was used to illustrate diagnostic procedures and to practice real-time forecasting. Case studies were also presented by National Weather Service personnel using D2D playback software. All participants produced a written evaluation of FX-Net's effectiveness as a learning tool. The results of this unique undergraduate training opportunity will be summarized in this oral presentation. STORM is funded by NOAA through a cooperative agreement.

Supplementary URL: http://www.uni.edu/storm/