This training module describes how the range of scatterometers and radiometers can be used for analysing tropical cyclones. This includes:

·       how scatterometers and radiometers can estimate surface winds;

·       a description of the range of sensors providing surface winds and their availability;

·       their application for tropical cyclones including strengths and weaknesses;

·       case studies to examine their application in a range of different cases.

Allow approximately 1-2 hours to complete this module. Experienced users may skip the introductory science sections. A quiz will assess your understanding of the guidance and its application to operations.

Successful completion of this course requires completing the quiz (85% pass required).

Method: 
Online
Duration: 1-2 hours
Assessment: Quiz. You'll need to achieve at least 85% on each quiz to pass overall
Help: Contact Joe Courtney (08 9263 2229)

This short course provides an introduction to tropical cyclones (TCs) including their key features and life cycle; where, when and how often they occur; hazards (wind, rain, waves and storm tide); some background on the forecast process; and the range of forecast products and services.

Allow approximately 1-3 hours to complete this module. 

A quiz (15 questions) will assess your understanding of the training material and successful completion of this course requires completing the quiz (85% pass required).

This course applies to the BMKG Indonesia Tropical Cyclone course in September 2018.

The workshop will include presentations and practical exercises aimed at BMKG forecasters.

The TC material will be aimed at forecasters involved in tropical cyclone services at an inexperienced to moderate level of experience.

This course applies to the WMO Tropical Cyclone workshop held every two years. The 2019 course is scheduled for Fiji 9-13 September. 

The workshop will include presentations and practical exercises aimed at forecasters in the southern Pacific and Indian Oceans.

The TC material will be aimed at forecasters involved in tropical cyclone services at an inexperienced to moderate level of experience.