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Scientific Training Documents and Exercises at NWS Louisville
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Training Exercises
Bullet Training Exercise: Enhancing Radar Interpretation and Warning Skills Through Analysis of a Severe Thunderstorm Event in Kentucky
Convection/Severe Weather Related Training
Bullet Knowledge of Convective Storm Structure, Risk Management, and Situational Awareness During Severe Weather Events (PDF Version)
Bullet Exploring Risk Management in the Warning Decision Making Process (PDF Version)
Bullet Forecasting the Onset of Damaging Winds Associated with a Squall Line/Bow Echo Using the Mid-Altitude Radial Convergence (MARC) Signature (PDF Version...7 Mb) (PDF Version...2 Mb)
Bullet The Mid-Altitude Radial Convergence (MARC) Velocity Signature
Bullet Flow Chart to Evaluate Wet Microburst and Large Hail Potential from Pulse or Multicellular Thunderstorms
Bullet The Structure and Evolution of Squall Line and Bow Echo Convective Systems
Bullet The Structure and Dynamics of Supercell Thunderstorms
Bullet Mini-Supercell Thunderstorms: Environmental Conditions, Reflectivity Structure, and Mesocyclone Evolution
Bullet Tornadogenesis in Supercells: The Three Main Ingredients (PDF Version)
Bullet Tornadoes: Frequently Asked Questions About the Power of Nature
Bullet Lightning: Facts, Fiction, Safety Issues, Lightning Formation, Meteorological Considerations (PDF Version)
Bullet Lightning Meteorology and Operational Considerations (PDF Version)
Bullet Convective Season Parameters and Indices
Bullet Severe Weather Parameters: Definitions and Computations
Bullet Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Mesoscale Analysis and Convective Parameters (PDF Version)
Bullet Meso-Analyst Severe Weather Guide
Bullet VIL Density as a Hail Indicator (PDF Version)
Bullet The Importance of Mid-Level Convergence, Evaporation, Melting, and Precipitation Loading to Damaging Surface Winds (PDF Version)
Heavy Precipitation/Flash Flooding Related Training
Bullet Heavy Convective Rainfall Forecasting: A Comprehensive Look at Parameters, Processes, Patterns, and Rules of Thumb (PDF Version)
Bullet Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) Characteristics, Structure, and Propagation (PDF Version)
Bullet Basic Heavy Rain and Flash Flood Concepts
Winter Weather/Atmospheric Processes Related Training
Bullet Understanding Frontogenesis and its Application to Winter Weather Forecasting (Large PDF) (Small PDF)
Bullet Methods for Diagnosing Regions of Conditional Symmetric Instability (PDF Version)
Bullet A Review of Certain Winter Weather Processes in the Atmosphere and Their Effect on Precipitation (PDF Version) (Flash Version)
Bullet Determining Winter Precipitation Type: Basic Cloud Ice Microphysics; An Analysis of Sounding, Thickness, and Radar Data
Bullet Significant Winter Meteorological Processes in the Atmosphere (Part I)
Bullet Significant Winter Meteorological Processes in the Atmosphere (Part II)
Bullet Entrance Regions of Jet Streaks (A Closer Look)
Bullet Synoptic Patterns Associated with Heavy Snowfall Events in Kentucky and Southern Indiana (PDF Version)
Bullet A Basic Weather Discussion on Surface Pressure Systems, Fronts, Jet Streams, and Precipitation
Miscellaneous Training
Bullet Overview of the WSR-88D Doppler Radar System
Bullet WSR-88D Doppler Radar Sampling Issues
Bullet Cloud Classifications and Characteristics (PDF Version)
Bullet A Discussion on Moisture, Dewpoint, Relative as. Absolute Humidity, Precipitable Water, and Precipitation
Bullet Numerical Forecast Models Performance Characteristics/Biases
Bullet Matrix of Information About Numerical Forecast Models
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