Warning Decision Training Division
Office of Chief Learning Officer
Welcome to the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) training page! The MRMS suite of products represents a different way to use key inputs into warning and forecast decision-making for public, hydrological and aviation service sectors of the NWS and its core partners. MRMS was deployed operationally in October 2014 from the NCEP Central Operations suite of servers and made available to the NWS and the public through a variety of means. MRMS was integrated into AWIPS-2 in September 2015, further solidfying its use in warning operations. As a result, WDTD created products and applications training, the former of which is available on both this page and the Learning Management System (LMS).The applications lessons are no longer supported and only a few lessons are available on this page. This page should be used as a resource to familiarize users with how MRMS is created, its products, and initial steps of applying them in operations. We update this page to account for the latest upgrades to the MRMS suite, so check back occasionally.
Below is a flowchart depicting the available MRMS course tracks. Depending on your job responsibilities, there are different tracks to take within the Products course:
Use this flowchart to determine which tracks you wish to take.
NOTE: This track is meant for Hydro Focal Points, or the interested user. The three lessons below simply go into the details introduced in the "Hydro Products Overview" lesson. No person should take all four lessons (unless they want to see duplicate information).
Take everything from the Hydro and Severe/Aviation Products Courses.
Overview - This course is designed for users wanting knowledge of Flooded Locations And Simulated Hydrographs (FLASH) products.
NOTE: These lessons are no longer supported and may contain some outdated material. However, most of these MMRS severe weather applications are still applicable.
PREREQUISITE: MRMS Severe/Aviation Products Course lessons
This guide, available on the NOAA VLab, is a webpage library of MRMS products categorized by product type (e.g. severe, precipitation). As shown in the image below, use the dropdown menu to find product information such as: resolution, inputs, strengths and limitations, and applications (including examples).
WDTD welcomes your feedback on our MRMS training, as well are here to answer any questions on the content. Please send us your comments/questions to the following e-mail address:
Current and Former Training Developers:
Alyssa Bates, WDTD
Current and Former Collaborators:
Steve Cocks, NSSL
|This project was previously funded by the NEXGEN office and NSSL, courtesy of Mark Miller and Ken Howard.|