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Professional Development Series
Executive Producer: Marina Timofeyeva, OCWWS CSD

The purpose of this training is to facilitate NWS field staff's understanding and application of climate products and services (e.g., from NCEP, NOAA laboratories, Nationa Climatic Data Center products and papers). Field staff must be able to incorporate and apply new ideas and techniques of dynamic climatology at the local level. Field staff must be able to communicate climate information and concepts as part of the office outreach program.

Professional Competency Units

This Professional Development Series (PDS) includes the Professional Competency Units (PCU) listed below. Click on a unit to see details.

  • PCU 1: Demonstrate Knowledge of the Infrastructure for Climate Data and Services
  • PCU 2: Demonstrate Understanding of Climate Variability and Change Sufficient to Apply to Local Services
  • PCU 3: Demostrate Understanding of the Basis and Methodologies of CPC Products
  • PCU 4: Interpret and Apply Locally CPC Products
  • PCU 5: Respond to User Requests for Historical Climate Data and Information, and Provide Public Outreach
  • PCU 6: Demonstrate Knowledge of Timely, Accurate, and Consistent Climate Data Observations and the Broad Range of Their Applications
  • The following Climate Services PDS Instructional Components are now avaialable:

    Instructional Component
    Supporting Competency Unit
    Residence Training on Climate Variability  
    Residence Course on Operational Climate Services Active Active Active Active Active Active
    Online Training





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