METplus Advanced Training Series

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The METplus team is pleased to announce that the METplus Advanced Training Series will resume with its scheduled fall sessions on Wednesday, November 1st. 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. Two sessions will occur this fall and three in the spring after the new year. They will run on Wednesday mornings beginning at 11am-1pm ET / 9am-11am MT / 1600-1800 UTC. Registration has been reopened for new participants.  

The series will resume with evaluating Fire Weather forecasts and the Seasonal Forecast System (SFS). It will also cover Python Embedding, Ensembles, and Use of Climatologies. Please see the Fall 2023, Spring 2024: Agenda and Recordings page for the agenda.

REGISTRATION is required 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 “The 4-Step Installation Process for METplus” on the METplus Downloads page), as well as grabbing the online tutorial data (download the .tgz files at this site) and setting up for the training.  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.

The series began on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, with a brief refresher on setting up, configuring, and running METplus, then moved onto 1) using METplus for evaluation of the UFS prototypes; 2) advanced methods such as use of climatology, python embedding, and ensemble verification. Please see the Spring 2023: Agenda and Recordings page for the recordings.