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.
Live VISIT teletraining session led by an instructor (30 minutes). Check the VISIT Training Calendar to see the current schedule and sign up. Upon registering for a teletraining session, you will receive an email with a link (GoToMeeting or WebEx) to connect to the session.
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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Martin, J. E., 1998a: The structure and evolution of a continental winter cyclone. Part I: Frontal structure and the occlusion process. Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 126, 303-328.
Martin, J. E., 1998b: The structure and evolution of a continental winter cyclone. Part II: Frontal forcing of an extreme snow event. Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 126, 329-348.
Martin, J. E., 1999: Quasigeostrophic forcing of ascent in the occluded sector of cyclones and the TROWAL airstream. Mon. Wea. Rev., Vol. 127, 70-88.
This course is Basic
It is recommended that you take the VISIT Cyclogenesis session before taking the TROWAL session.