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Training and Presentations: Meteorology

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Aviation Forecast Operations
NWS Sacaramento Cig/Vis Trend Tool Jason Clapp AFP, Sacramento
Customizing AvnFPS for Impact TAF Writing Mark Oberfield MDL
Coping With Sky-High Jet Fuel Prices
George Ingram Director Airline Operations, Air Transport Assoc. of America

Traffic Flow Management In The National Airspace System 

Tom MacPhail NWS Liason, ATCSCC
Conditional Climatology Tools: AvnFPS 3.2
Mike Graf,
Jerry Griffin, et. al.
NWS Headquarters
NWS Training Center
Conditional Climatology Tools: AvnFPS 3.2
Recorded Presentation
Mike Graf,
Jerry Griffin, et. al.
NWS Headquarters
NWS Training Center
Aviation and Weather In Minnesota Mike Bardou
Arden Berge
Chicago, IL
Farmington, MN
NWS Portland Aviation Forecast Operations Clinton Rockey Portland, OR

How the NWS utilizes pilot reports for forecasting

Chris Smallcomb

Louisville, KY

How weather affects airports and each runway. Info on how to read approach plates

Dustin Harbage

Jackson, KY

Aviation Weather Services Virtual Workshop, April 16, 2013
AWS Viritual Video, wmv
May not play properly in Windows Media Player due to the codec issues, VLC Media Player is preferred.
Cyndie Abelman Branch Chief, NWS Aviation Services
NWS Digital Aviation Services

Joe DelliCarpini

Science and Operations Officer, WFO Boston, MA

Applications of Experimental Warning Program for Aviation Forecasters

Stephen Kearney
Roland Nuñez
Kristen Schuler
Randy Skov
Gordon Strassberg

CWSU Memphis
CWSU Houston
CWSU Kansas City
CWSU Atlanta
CWSU New York
Lead Time Aviation Verification  

NWS Aviation Services Branch

Hot Air Balloon Information
Thunderstorm Outflows Brad Temeyer WFO FSD
Hot Air Balloon Support

Brad Temeyer WFO FSD
Forecast/Atmospheric Soundings Orientation Brad Temeyer WFO FSD
Weather and Interpreting the Signs of Mother Nature Brad Temeyer WFO FSD
Impact of Strong Low Level Winds On Balloonists Brad Temeyer WFO FSD

Presents information on weather pertinent to hot air balloonists

Randy Baker

United Parcel Service, Louisville, KY

Low Level Wind Shear

Thunderstorm mechanics, wind shear, how we forecast wind shear

Angela Lese

Louisville, KY

Overview of  low level wind shear and rules of thumb for forecasting LLWS

Jason Moran


Pilot perceptions of LLWS and improving the use of LLWS in NWS TAFs
Bob Jackson Seattle CWSU
What is LLWS? When LLWS should/should not be used in the TAF Bob Jackson Seattle CWSU
LAMP Background Information
Aviation Weather Observations Vs LAMP Forecasts With Onset Of Precipitation Dave Rudack MDL
Accessing and Using GFS LAMP Products Scott D. Scallion MDL
An Introduction to the Localized Aviation MOS Program (LAMP)
David E. Rudack MDL
LAMP Verification David Rudlack, Judy Ghirardelli MDL
Model Data and Forecast Reference Sites
High Resolution Rapid Refresh RUC13
12 Hr Operational RUC Website
48 Hr Backup RUC Website
AMDAR Data Display From ESRL/GSD

Aviation Weather Center (AWC)

Aviation Weather Center/Aviation Digital Data Service (ADDS)
CIMSS GOES Realtime Derived Product - Cloud Top Pressure
GFS-LAMP Realtime Products
LAMP Products Documentation
LAMP Probabilities and Uncertainty Best Category Forecast
Low Level Windshear Forecast Program
Naval Research Lab (NRL) Cloud Tops
NESDIS Fog and Low Cloud Products
Professional Development Series

Traffic Flow Management Weather Requirements Working Group (TRWG) Program Review

Jason Tuell, Ellen King

NWS Meteorological Services Division;
FAA System Operations

Weather Story Guidelines for the National Weather Service: Summary, Full Paper, Slideshow, Recording

Gina Esosco Communication Research Associate, AMS
Local Customer Outreach

Barbara Mayes Boustead
Julie Adolphson

WFO Omaha/Valley, NE; WFOPleasant Hill, MO
DSS Deployment Boot Camp:
Developing & Delivering Effective Presentations

Jennifer Zeltwanger;
Kim Runk

Integrated Services Division, NWS Central Region HQ

The Impact of Weather on Air Traffic Management
MIT Lincoln Lab
NASA Langely/NASA Glenn
Earth System Research Laboratory ERSL Aviation Branch
Aviation Safety Terry Brisbin NWS Environmental and Safety Program Manager
TAF Writing
Forecasting Thunderstorms At WFO Indianapolis Sally Pavlow Topeka, KS
WFO BOX TAF TSRA Philosophy Joseph Dellicarpini Taunton MA
WFO BOX Thunderstorm Climatology Joseph Dellicarpini Taunton MA
Met Intern TAF Writing Program Sally Pavlow Indianapolis, IN
TAF 30-Hour Tutorial Video John Brost Amarillo, TX
Distance Learning Aviation Course (DLAC)    
Writing Better Aviation AFD's Dusty Harbage Brian Schoettmer Jackson, KY
TAF Writing Tips
James Reynolds Medford, OR
Considerations for TAF Composition James Reynolds Hastings NE
TAF Writing Philosophy Bill South Key West, FL

Presents a concise method to improve TAF writing for both verification and the end user

Karen Oudeman

Jackson, KY

Training Requirements
,WFO Detroit Intern Aviation Training Guide Steve Considine WFO DTX
Southwest Airlines Culture Talk
Central Region Aviation Training Requirements
WFO St. Louis Aviation Training Plan Jon Carney WFO St. Louis
WFO Springfield Aviation Training Plan Gerry Claycomb WFO Springfield
TSTM Forecast Tips for TAFS Mike Bardou Chicago, Il
Principles of Radar Steve Considine Detroit, MI
Thunderstorms Steve Considine Detroit, MI
Aviation Verification and Convection Chris Leonardi Charleston, WV

Basic information on convection for pilots

Ken Harding

Aberdeen, SD

Thunderstorm mechanics, wind shear, how we forecast wind shear

Angela Lese

Louisville, KY

Basics of weather radar interpretation

Kevin Pence

Birmingham, AL

Tips on forecasting thunder in TAFS

Steve Thompson

Lacrosse, WI

SAWS Poster Lance Tripoli
El Paso, TX
Aeronautical Forecaster Competency: 12/12/13 Cyndie Abelman Silver Spring, MD

Event Driven Verification: 09/05/13

Gerry Claycomb
Aaron Dorn
Jason Alumbaugh

WFO Cheyenne, WY
WFO Aberdeen, SD
WFO Marquette, MI
TEMPO Verification Drill Using SOD Jon Hitchcock WFO Buffalo, NY
Introduction To SOD Drill Jon Hitchcock WFO Buffalo, NY
Aviation SOD Orientation Chuck Kluepfel Verification Branch
CWSU Houston Tactical Decision Aid Eric Avila Houston, TX
Using WITI at WFO BOX    

Review of NWS TAF/TWEB directives plus climatology and stats

Sally Pavlow

Indianapolis, IN

Aviation Verification and Convection Chris Leonardi Charleston, WV
Warm Weather

Aviation Warm Season Hazards and Resources

Mike Bardou Chicago, IL
Winter Weather/Icing
Icing Steve Considine WFO Detroit, MI
Forecasting Visibility and Cloud Ceilings for Light Snow Events at La Crosse WI and Rochester MN Steven Thompson La Crosse, WI

Basics of aircraft icing

Sally Pavlow

Indianapolis, IN

Winter weather forecasting strategies for forecasting low stratus and fog

Sally Pavlow

Indianapolis, IN

Basic Meteorology
PIREP Training Kristine Nelson, Anchorage, AK
Steve Considine Detroit, MI
Accessing and Interpreting Web-based Weather Data Clinton Rockey Portland, OR
Satellite Interpretation & Weather Patterns West of the Cascades Clinton Rockey Portland, OR
Aircraft Weather Data: History, Data Quality, Utility and Display Richard Mamrosh Green Bay, WI
AMDAR Forecast Applications Richard Mamrosh Green Bay, WI
AMDAR Use at Major U.S. Airport Hubs    
Meteorology for Flight School Instructors (MEFSI) Dr. Chip West
Atlanta CWSU
Meteorology for Flight School Instructors (MEFSI): Mountain Flying Dr. Chip West
Atlanta CWSU
Weather and It's Impact on Aviation Operations James Reynolds Hastings NE

Weather web site information for pilots

Joe Ammerman

Louisville, KY

Overview of low clouds and fog formation

Alan Gerard

Jackson, MS

Presents the problems of flying VFR into IMC from the pilot's perspective

Dustin Harbage

Jackson, KY

Results of a pilot weather knowledge survey and aircraft accident study Bob Jackson Seattle CWSU
Basic METAR interpretation Bob Jackson Seattle CWSU
Cloud heights and sky cover: Observed vs. perceived Bob Jackson Seattle CWSU

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