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Professional Competency Unit 2:
Demonstrate Understanding of Climate Variability and Change Sufficient to Apply to Local Services
Instructional Component 2.5: Intra-decadal to Long-term Variability

The training objective of this instructional component is to get familiar with Intra-decadal and Long-term Climate variability on examples of Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), Climate Change, Thermohaline Circulation and Solar and Lunar variability. Each climate phenomenon is described in terms of its physical mechanisms, life cycles, predictability and impact on weather or climate patterns. To meet the Instructional Component 2.5 requirements a trainee is expected to complete the following modules:

2.5.1. Pacific Decadal Oscillations (residence training on Climate Variability)

2.5.2. Global Change

  • Climate Change: Fitting the Pieces Together( webcast )
  • Global Climate Change: Physical Mechanism, Prediction, and Impacts (residence training on Climate Variability)
  • Global Climate Change: Communicating to Local Customers (residence training on Operational Climate Services)

    2.5.3. Thermohaline Circulation(residence training on Climate Variability)

    2.5.4. Solar and Lunar Impacts (not available at this time)

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