Skip to content

New NOAA COMET Training Modules

December 1, 2011

The COMET Meteorology Education Program has developed four new on-line
tsunami training modules:

 Tsunami Warning Systems

Tsunami Science

 Community Tsunami Preparedness


 The "Tsunami Warning Systems" module describes the processes involved in
anticipating, detecting, and warning for a tsunami by summarizing data
collection, modeling, analysis, and alert procedures used at NOAA’s
Tsunami Warning Centers. The "Tsunami Science" module, entitled
Tsunamis, delves into the science behind tsunami generation,
propagation, and inundation. The "Community Tsunami Preparedness" module
describes proper preparations for a tsunami. The "TsunamiStrike!" module
is an interactive tsunami training module oriented for middle and high
school ages, but fun and useful for anyone.

These fully narrated modules contain numerous animations and
photographs, as well as a companion print version. The content varies
between the modules, but is appropriate for anyone wanting to learn more
about tsunamis, preparedness, and the components of tsunami warning

The COMET program is part of the University Corporation for Atmospheric
Research’s (UCAR’s) Community Programs and is sponsored by NOAA’s
National Weather Service (NWS). It was established in 1989 by UCAR and
NOAA’s NWS to promote a better understanding of meteorology among
weather forecasters and to maximize the benefits of new weather
technologies during the NWS’s modernization program.

Additional information on the COMET program can be found at their

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: