Agenda for Residence Training on Climate Services Operations NWS TC Lecture Room 127 NWS TC Lab Room 123 Time Tuesday, Aug 26 Wednesday, Aug 27 Thursday, Aug 28 8 – 12 Introduction Climate Variability (8:00-9:00) CPC Seasonal Forecast Verification (8-8:10) Bair Staudenmaier. Explain meaning, (8:00-8:30) Timofeyeva (8:10 – 9:00 ) Tribble applicability and relevance of ENSO Explain customers where, when and how Know CFP role and functions, Mapping phenomenon to customers good is CPC seasonal forecast functions to the course agenda Climate Observations (9:15 – 10:45) Local Forecast Products Bair (8:30- McGuirk. Know how to ensure on site 10:00) Deliver Local 3-month QC for NCDC climate data and how to Temperature Outlook (based on report data problems using Datzilla; downscaling) explain what impact integrity has on Identify role of local office in issuing climate observations. product Explain product to customers Explain methodology to customers Guide consumers in potential use and application of the products. Climate Observations (11 – 11:45) Climate Variability (9:05-10:00) Composite Products (10:30-12:00) Eggleston Know how NWS regional Know how to use CDC website to Timofeyeva Deliver local climate product and local offices will participate in develop ENSO related web graphs and (based on composite analysis) NCDC lead projects on ThreadEx and how to use NCDC data in separation Identify role of local office in issuing Health of the Network and analysis ENSO active and neutral product events Explain product to customers Climate forecast terminology (10:15- Explain methodology to customers 11:45) Hartmann Explain and apply Guide consumers in potential use and climate forecast terms (e.g. meaning of application of the products. categorical and probabilistic forecast, Conduct composite analysis forecast confidence, use of EC, etc.) 12 – 13 LUNCH starts 11:45 WORKING LUNCH: LUNCH with group picture Local Climate Problem Discussion 13 – 17 Climate Observations (1:00 - 1:30) Interpretation of CPC climate Lab on Composite Products (1:00-1:45) Mayes products (1:00-2:15) Halpert Timofeyeva Follow referral procedures for climate Explain main CPC climate products data distribution to local staff and customers (although Lab xmACIS (1:40-2:35) Eggleston the main focus will be LRO, other Climate Variability (2:00-2:50) Use of xmACIS tool for local products, e.g. ERF, ENSO and Staudenmaier climatology studies drought monitoring products will be Explain phenomenon of Drought to local discussed). office staff and customers, explain standard definitions on NOAA drought indices, be able to identify drought in climate records, know who declared beginning and end of drought state and what is used in making these decisions Reference to Climate Services Intro to verification (2:30-3:00) Local customer outreach (3:00-4:30) Providers and Their Products and Hartmann Adolphson and Mayes Services (2:50-3:40) Timofeyeva Use verification terms Conduct climate related customer Use Reference Tool, access climate appropriately outreach, including local climate products. information, answer customer inquiries, Explain quality of forecast Know how to organize customer targeted education of local office staff and products to local staff and outreach activities and what information is customers customers required by different customers’ groups. Climate Variability (3:50-4:50) Verification tool (3:00-3:45) Staudenmaier Hartmann Explain meaning, applicability and Use the Verification tool to access relevance of climate change to CPC and Local Climate Product customers. Identify guidelines for verification statistics, Guide local addressing inquiries related to climate customers in potential successful use change of the forecast information Day Summary (4:50-5:00) Livezey Day Summary (4:00-5:00) Course Conclusion (4:30-5:00) Staudenmaier Timofeyeva Breaks are not explicitly stated in this agenda, but assumed in the time spans between two consequent presentations.
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