Know the Infrastructure for Climate Data and Services Understand Climate Variability and Change and Apply to Local Services Understand the Basis and Methodologies of CPC Products Use NOAA Climate Products and Tools in Local Climate Services Apply Climate Information to Decision Support, Partnership, and Communication Understand Principles for Conducting Timely, Accurate, and Consistent Climate Data Observations and the Broad Range of Their Applications Operational Climate Services Climate Variability Advanced Climate Variability Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) IDSS
PCU 2: Understand Climate Variability and Change and Apply to Local Services Producer: Brian Brettschneider, Alaska Region Headquarters and Ray Wolf, NWS Davenport, Iowa Training need: NWS field staff will learn how climate variability and change affect regional and local weather as a foundation for producing messaging on climate timescales for partners.
Training objective: To familiarize NWS field staff with important aspects of climate variability used in climate monitoring and prediction, and climate change in order to support field-level messaging and decision support services.
Specific Job Task Skills and Knowledge: Demonstrate familiarity with the definition, description, characteristics, teleconnections, and predictability of the following components:
Please note, updated modules for each instructional component are in development.Instructional Component 2.1: Introduction to Climate Variability
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