RAMMB CIRA 3rd Quarter Report
April May June 2007
During this quarter 47 VISIT teletraining sessions have been delivered. There were 110 teletraining signups, 269 students participated.
New VISIT teletraining that debuted this quarter:
The following table shows a breakdown of the metrics for each VISIT teletraining session valid April 1999 – June 20, 2007. For a complete list and description of each VISIT session see this web-page: http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/visit/ts.html
VISIT Learning Management System (LMS) Metrics from January 2005 through May 2007:
“Utilizing GOES Imagery within AWIPS to Forecast Winter Storms” – 67 registered, 47 completed.
“Cyclogenesis” – 216 registered, 107 completed.
“Extended Range Forecasting” – 166 registered, 115 completed.
“Interactive Cloud Height Algorithm” – 32 registered, 16 completed.
“Lightning Meteorology 1” – 42 registered, 25 completed.
“Lightning Meteorology 2” – 33 registered, 20 completed.
“Mesoscale Analysis of Convective Weather” – 99 registered, 52 completed.
“Mesoscale Convective Vortices” – 120 registered, 41 completed.
“Monitoring Gulf Moisture Return” – 33 registered, 16 completed.
“Predicting Supercell Motion” – 44 registered, 23 completed.
“QuikSCAT Winds” – 43 registered, 25 completed.
“TROWAL Identification” – 6 registered, 5 completed.
“Water Vapor Channel” – 109 registered, 50 completed.
Weather Event Simulation (WES) case – A WES case is being developed by D. Bikos for the 28 March 2007 tornado outbreak that occurred in the Great Plains. Collaboration with Jonathan Finch (NWSFO/Dodge City, KS) is ongoing to supply additional data and insight into the case. This will include a simulation guide and be made available via the SOO/STRC (Science and Training Resource Center) web-page (as all other WES simulations are officially released to the field). (D. Bikos, J. Braun)
New Learning Management System (LMS) – On June 1, the Dept. of Commerce switched over to a new LMS (Learn.com). All records, sessions and quizzes from the old LMS had to be copied and held until audio playback versions of these VISIT training sessions could be added to the new LMS. (D. Bikos, J. Braun)
Work/analysis has begun on a possible Cyclogenesis intensification project (November 24 – 29, 2005 case). (D. Bikos, J. Braun)
Work/analysis has begun on severe weather cases (March 28, 29 2007 and May 23, 24 2007) to use at COMAP and in future VISIT sessions. (D. Bikos, J. Braun)
Work/analysis continues for the future Coastal/Terrain VISIT session. (D. Bikos, J. Braun)
The new WES workstation is configured and the latest version of the WES (7.2) and GFE are installed. A joint project (with Eureka FO) to port cloud climatology GFE is on hold pending completion of climatologies at Eureka. (D. Molenar)
Hardware for a new AWIPS display system was received and configured. The upgrade to D2D 7.2 underway. (D. Molenar)
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