Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET)
- Existence: 1989-
In 1989 the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and the National Weather Service (NWS) established the Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET¬Æ) to promote a better understanding of mesoscale meteorology and to maximize the benefits of new weather technologies. Today the COMET Program addresses education and training needs in the atmospheric and related sciences through three main activities: * Distance Education: COMET produces and delivers online, interactive professional development materials that also serve as readily available reference resources. The majority of these are available at no cost on our MetEd Website. * Residence Classes: We offer advanced hydrometeorological education for the working professional in a classroom and forecasting laboratory environment at the COMET facility in Boulder, CO. Outreach Program. * With funding from the NWS and other agencies, we provide financial support to universities for applied research projects conducted in collaboration with local forecast offices. These projects promote the transfer of science to practice and serve the public good. The COMET Program has been directed by Dr. Tim Spangler since 1990 and includes a staff of scientists, multimedia specialists, graphic artists, instructional designers, and administrative and information technology specialists.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Identifier: - COMET
Scope and Contents The Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) Records document the work the COMET staff between the years 1989 and 2006. The collection consists mostly of education and training materials such as course notebooks and audio-visual materials. Also included are administrative files, proposals, annual reports, correspondence, promotional materials and recorded storm footage.