METplus Advanced Training Series

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The METplus team is launching a new Tutorial Series on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 9am MST/11am EST/1600 UTC.  Participants can join METplus trainers for two-hour virtual sessions where background presentations by subject matter experts will be woven together with hands-on training. Please register by April 12th. 

It is anticipated that the series will last approximately 8 weeks, with a long summer break. The series will start with a brief refresher on setting up, configuring, and running METplus, then move onto 1) using METplus for evaluation of the UFS prototypes; 2) advanced methods such as use of climatology, python embedding, and ensemble verification.  Please refer to the Agenda page for the topics that will be covered in the first 3 sessions.  The schedule for the second 5 sessions will be released in July.

REGISTRATION to participate in the bi-weekly meetings, Google Meet will be used for the live sessions and they will be recorded and made available here. The recorded sessions will be available to everyone, so even if users are not registered for the live sessions, users may still follow along or catch up on any missed sessions by watching the recordings. The recordings will be available the day after the tutorial.

The following platforms will be supported for hands-on training:

  • NOAA HPC Hera
  • NOAA HPC Jet
  • Amazon Web Services (credentials provided if needed) 
  • Cheyenne

Users may participate in the hands-on training using local linux servers or HPCs, but users will be responsible for installing METplus (see videos), as well as grabbing the online tutorial data and setting up for the training (see videos).  The exceptions to the need to install and stage the tutorial data are listed on the Existing Builds page on the METplus website. The METplus team will not be able to help with troubleshooting on individual installs or other existing builds during the live sessions.  Finally, users may also participate in the sessions without stepping through the tutorial material.