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AWIPS OB9.0 Training

In support of AWIPS Operational Build 9.0 (OB9.0), WDTD has released the following training available through the Commerce Learning Center:

1. AWIPS OB9 Hydro Training

  1. Part 1: High-Resolution Precipitation Nowcaster (HPN) - 40 minutes
  2. Part 2: What's New with FFMP - 45 minutes
  3. Part 3: Using Adjusted Flash Flood Guidance (FFG) in FFMP - 30 minutes
  4. Part 4: Incorporating HPN Data into Flash Flood Decision Making - 60 minutes

LMS Search Keywords: OB9 HPN (Parts 1 and 4) and OB9 FFMP (Parts 2 and 3)

Target Audience: All NWS staff with warning-related responsibilities.

Description: After the training you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose for the development of the HPN
  • Identify the products available with the HPN and how they are generated
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of the HPN and its products
  • Load and display HPN products in D2D via the Volume Browser
  • Identify the function of the clear trace button and new basin trend graph in FFMP 
  • Identify how to load and interpret HPN data in FFMP off the SCAN menu, in the basin table, and in basin trend graphs
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of displaying HPN data in FFMP
  • Identify how the flash flood guidance is adjusted in FFMP
  • Identify how to load and interpret flash flood guidance data that are ingested into FFMP
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of adjusted flash flood guidance
  • Identify the key steps in using the Volume Browser and FFMP to analyze HPN data for flash flood decision making 
  • Use the Volume Browser and FFMP to analyze HPN data for flash flood decision making

Estimated Completion Time: 3 hours

In order to effectively accomplish the training objectives these lessons were designed to be taken using AWIPS in the Weather Event Simulator. If you would like to view the training without the integrated AWIPS learning, then download it from the following link. Note it is quite large due to videos.

Part 1Download AWIPS OB9 Hydro Part 1 Presentation (80 MB ZIP file)

Part 2Download AWIPS OB9 Hydro Part 2 Presentation (86 MB ZIP file)

Part 3Download AWIPS OB9 Hydro Part 3 Presentation (35 MB ZIP file)

Part 4Download AWIPS OB9 Hydro Part 4 Presentation (204 MB ZIP file)

2. AWIPS OB9 Feature Following Zoom

LMS Search Keyword: OB9 Zoom

Target Audience: All NWS staff with warning-related responsibilities.

Description: At the end of this training you will be able to:

  • Load the feature following zoom and enable feature-based looping
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of the feature following zoom

Estimated Completion Time : 20 minutes

This lesson was designed to be taken with the Weather Event Simulator. If you would like to view the training without the WES interaction, then download it from the following link. Note it is quite large due to videos.

Download Integrated AWIPS OB9 Feature Follow Zoom Presentation (50 MB ZIP file)

3. AWIPS OB9 Panel Combo Rotate and All Panel Sample

LMS Search Keyword: OB9 Panel

Target Audience: All NWS staff with warning-related responsibilities.

Description: At the end of this training you will be able to do the following with the Panel Combo Rotate and All Panel Sample:

  • Identify how to manipulate the new tools on a four panel layout in D2D
  • Identify the strengths and limitations
  • Use these new tools to improve radar base data interrogation

You will also be able to do the following with the Volume Browser:

  • Identify the new radar display capability in the Volume Browser
  • Integrate the new radar display capability into radar analysis

This lesson was designed to be taken with the Weather Event Simulator. If you would like to view the training without the WES interaction, then download it from the following link. Note it is quite large due to videos.

(115 MB ZIP file)

4. AWIPS OB9 TDWR in FSI

LMS Search Keyword: OB9 TDWR

Target Audience: All NWS staff with warning-related responsibilities.

Description: After the training you will be able to:

  • Identify how TDWR data are processed in FSI
  • Identify strengths and limitations of viewing TDWR base data with FSI

Estimated Completion Time : 10 minutes

This lesson was designed to be taken with the Weather Event Simulator. If you would like to view the training without the WES interaction, then you can view the presentation on-line or download it using the following links (NOTE: NWS personnel need to complete the quiz and survey in the NWS Learning Center to receive course completion credit.):

Presentation Link: AWIPS OB9 TDWR in FSI
(2.12 MB ZIP file)

5. AWIPS OB9 ARSR-4 Radar

LMS Search Keyword: OB9 ARSR

Target Audience: Forecasters with access to ARSR-4 radar data

Description: After the training you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose for the ARSR-4
  • Identify the characteristics of the ARSR-4, including radar hardware, scanning strategy, data, and data processing
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of the ARSR-4
  • Load and interpret ARSR-4 data in AWIPS 

Estimated Completion Time : 20 minutes

This lesson was designed to be taken with the Weather Event Simulator. If you would like to view the training without the WES interaction, then you can view the presentation on-line or download it using the following links (NOTE: NWS personnel need to complete the quiz and survey in the NWS Learning Center to receive course completion credit.):

Presentation Link: AWIPS OB9 ARSR-4 Radar
Download Four-Dimensional Stormcell Investigator Presentation (8.77 MB ZIP file)

6. AWIPS OB9 ASR-11 Radar

LMS Search Keyword: OB9 ASR

Target Audience: Forecasters with access to ASR-11 radar data

Description: After the training you will be able to:

  • Identify the purpose for the ASR-11
  • Identify the characteristics of the ASR-11, including radar hardware, scanning strategy, data, and data processing
  • Identify the strengths and limitations of the ASR-11
  • Load and interpret ASR-11 data in AWIPS 

Estimated Completion Time : 20 minutes

This lesson was designed to be taken with the Weather Event Simulator. If you would like to view the training without the WES interaction, then you can view the presentation on-line or download it using the following links (NOTE: NWS personnel need to complete the quiz and survey in the NWS Learning Center to receive course completion credit.):

Presentation Link: AWIPS OB9 ASR-11 Radar
Download Four-Dimensional Stormcell Investigator Presentation (2.12 MB ZIP file)

Support

The following materials have been provided to all NWS WES training focal points:

  • WES9.0 Install DVD (Shipped Feb 7th, 2009)
    • contains:
      • WES9.0 Install DVD (uses OB9.0)
  • OB9.0 WES-Based Training Install DVD (Shipped Mar 6th, 2009)
    • contains:
      • two AWIPS cases with six total training modules (Hydro Parts 1-4, Feature Following Zoom, and Panel Combo Rotate and All Panel Sample)
  • OB9 Localizations Update DVD (Shipped Mar 6th, 2009)
    • contains:
      • OB9.0 Localizations Update DVD for WDTD cases
      • note this is only the localizations, and you need to have the case/training installed
      • Also note that if you did not take the previous AWIPS delta training when it was released, issues can arise if you attempt to take build specific WES-based AWIPS delta training (e.g. OB8.2 FSI) using a newer version of AWIPS (e.g. OB9). You may need to take more than one AWIPS delta training module (e.g. FSI8.3) to catch up.

OB9 Training WES Focal Point Instructions:

    1. take WES9.0 Overview training in LMS (~15 min)
    2. install WES9.0
    3. install OB9.0 WES-Based Training
    4. to run WES9 on any pre-existing WDTD courses install the OB9 Localizations Update DVD which will update the localizations to OB9

References / Related Links

OB9.0 Release Notes and D2D User Manual:
https://onestop.noaa3a.awips.noaa.gov/aumob9.0/toc.htm

Training Division AWIPS Site:
http://www.nwstc.noaa.gov/nwstrn/awips.htm

Training Division AWIPS OB9.0 Training Resource Table

AWIPSOB9Training.doc

WDTD AWIPS Build Tracking Site:
http://www.wdtd.noaa.gov/tools/wes/awips_info/awips_info.html

 
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