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.
Arrangement is by material type. This collection is housed in eighteen boxes and is arranged into seven series:
I. Forecaster's Multimedia Library, 1991-2004
II. Course Notebooks, 1992-2003
III. Promotional Materials, 1989-2009, undated
IV. Correspondence, 1990-2002, undated
V. Planning Documents, 1989-2000, undated
VI. Miscellaneous, 1990-2006, undated
VII. Audio-Visual, 1988-2005, undated
Physical Access Requirements
The collection must be viewed in the Archives during normal business hours.
Technical Access Requirements
There are some materials in the Audio-Visual series that are not available for play-back as they are original copies that have not been digitized.
Source of Acquisition
Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) Records
Duplicate records and records containing personal information were discarded from this collection.
Accruals and Additions
No accruals or additions are expected.
Processing was completed in February 2012. The original order was altered to create a more accessible collection; materials are grouped together by format and original purpose. Misfiled and loose items were returned to their logical place within the collection. All materials were arranged in chronological order within folders. Oversize materials were flattened and stored in appropriate oversize folders. Slides were sleeved in appropriate preservation enclosures. Metal fasteners were removed and replaced with plastic clips. Duplicate records and administrative records that revealed sensitive information such as salary or social security numbers were discarded from the collection.