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

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.


  • 1975-2005
  • Majority of material found in 1990-2004
  • Other: Date acquired: 2010-06-30


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.


30.00 Linear Feet

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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

Appraisal Information

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

Accruals and Additions

No accruals or additions are expected.

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.

Krista Stracka
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Repository Details

Part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Archives Repository