In the fall of 2020, UCAR's COMET program inaugurated a new resource for instructors teaching university undergraduate meteorology courses. The University Course Support collection is intended to support university faculty and students in their increasingly virtual learning by mapping MetEd lesson content to U.S. university meteorology course curricula.
This week, COMET has announced that the University Course Support resource has added the capability to download images and animations associated with the MetEd lessons. Instructors can now easily integrate these resources into their own lectures and presentations. All graphics and media items are free for reuse for noncommercial, educational purposes.
The COMET Program partnered with the National Science Foundation to make MetEd resources more easily usable by undergraduate instructors. Each included course is composed of the most common topical components at the undergraduate level. MetEd lessons appearing within each course subtopic contain some material that is both topically-relevant and academic-level appropriate. Currently available courses include:
- Introduction to Meteorology
- Thermodynamic Meteorology
- Dynamic Meteorology
- Mesoscale Meteorology
- Physical Meteorology
- Synoptic Meteorology
- Environmental Satellites and Radar
COMET MetEd University Support materials are provided to U.S. universities free of charge, but registration is required access the materials. For additional information about registration, visit the MetEd Use FAQ. For information about the University Support program, see the COMET News Archive.