Cooperative Program for Operational Meteorology, Education and Training (COMET) Records Edit




  • 1975-2005 (Creation)
  • 1990-2004 (Creation)
  • Date acquired: 2010-06-30 (Other)


  • 30.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    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

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no access restrictions on this collection.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Not all of the material in the collection is in the public domain. Researchers are responsible for addressing copyright issues.

  • 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

  • Appraisal Information

    Duplicate records and records containing personal information were discarded from this collection.

  • Accruals and Additions

    No accruals or additions are expected.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item cited], [Title of collection], [Folder title], Archives, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

  • 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.

  • Processing Information

    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.