Examine various conceptual models of cyclogenesis (basic, split flow, cold air, instant occlusion and in-stream)
Learn to utilize a blend of conceptual models, satellite imagery, and NWP output in diagnosing cyclogenesis
Training Session Options
NOAA/NWS students – to begin the training, use the web-based video, YouTube video, or audio playback options below (if present for this session). Certificates of completion for NOAA/NWS employees can be obtained by accessing the session via the Commerce Learning Center.
Talking points are available for this lesson and may be printed out to easily review the session in detail at any time.
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