COMET®: An Education and Training Program in Mesoscale Meteorology Timothy C. Spangler,* Victoria C. Johnson,* Ron L. Alberty,* Brian E. Heckman,* LeRoy Spayd,+ and Eli Jacks* Abstract meteorologists with stronger educational and profes- sional qualifications. The Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Educa- At the request of the NWS, the University Corpora- tion, and Training (COMET) was established in 1989 to advance tion for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) convened a activities in mesoscale meteorology as the nation deploys an array of committee in 1988 to examine the feasibility of institut- new technologies that will greatly change current understanding of ing a professional development program in mesoscale the atmosphere and the ability to forecast the weather. Three pro- meteorology. The committee was comprised of mem- grams within COMET provide education and professional develop- ment opportunities for the nation's operational forecasters and pro- bers from the university community, UCAR, the Na- mote research on operational forecasting topics. This article de- tional Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), scribes how and why COMET was created, the accomplishments of NWS, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric the three COMET programs since 1989, and a current view of the Administration's (NOAA) Environmental Research future of COMET. Laboratory.
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 1994
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