Ensemble Tropical Rainfall Potential (eTRaP)
This session provides a basic understanding of the eTRaP product, which is used for rainfall prediction of landfalling tropical cyclones. The lesson covers the assumptions that go into creating the product, an understanding of these assumptions is crucial to interpretation of the product. This training session also covers the eTRaP web-page so that the student may efficiently find the products they need. Examples from past cases are shown to improve product interpretation skills.
This is a basic course. There are no prerequisites.
Training Session Options
NOAA/NWS students - to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learn Center
- Web-based video that can be taken at anytime (streamed, not recommended for low-bandwidth users). Be sure to have your speakers on and the volume loud enough to hear the presentation. Also be sure that you are using a flash enabled browser.
- eTRaP product page
Ebert, Elizabeth E., Michael Turk, Sheldon J. Kusselson, Jianbin Yang, Matthew Seybold, Peter R. Keehn, Robert J. Kuligowski, 2011: Ensemble Tropical Rainfall Potential (eTRaP) Forecasts. Wea. Forecasting, 26, 213–224.
AMS conference preprint
- Developed: 2010
- Updated: October 2013
- Dan Bikos (970) 491-3777