Modern forecast techniques use high-resolution computer models
This course provides the foundational concepts of modern weather prediction, including the use of
model output statistics (MOS), dynamical model output (e.g. GFS, RAP), forecast verfication, and
watch/warning criteria. The instructional approach is highly integrated with case study exercises
and daily synoptic forecasting. Students provide daily weather briefings on the United States and
North Carolina weather.
Weather Forecasting is a required class for those students in the Weather Forecasting track
but it is recommended for all ATMS majors. In addition to class work, all students are required to
participate in the WxChallenge National Forecast Competition. Our students compete with other
meteorology students, faculty, and graduate students from around the country. We have had several
students win individual awards in the event.