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Scientific Training Documents at NWS Louisville

Convective/Severe Weather Environment
Convective Season Environmental Parameters and Indices
Explanation of Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Severe Weather Parameters
Hodographs and Vertical Wind Shear Considerations
Meso-Analyst Severe Weather Guide
Overview of Downward Convective Available Potential Energy (DCAPE)
Severe Weather Forecasting Tip Sheet
Severe Weather Parameters: Definitions and Computations
SPC Mesoscale Analysis and Convective Parameters

SPC Forecast Tools | SPC Mesoanalysis Page | SPC Mesoanalysis for KY/IN

Convective/Severe Storm Structure and Radar Considerations
Bow Echo Workshop 2011
Composite Analysis of Cool Season Severe Weather Outbreaks in Lower Ohio Valley
Dual Polarization (Pol) Radar
Exploring Risk Management in the Warning Decision Making Process
Flow Chart to Evaluate Pulse Storm Wet Microburst and Large Hail Potential
Forecasting Damaging Winds from a Squall Line Using the MARC Signature
Hail Size and Melting Considerations in Thunderstorms
Knowledge of Storm Structure, Risk Management, and Situational Awareness
Lightning: Facts, Fiction, Safety, Formation, Meteorological Considerations
Lightning Meteorology and Operational Considerations
Mid-Altitude Radial Convergence (MARC) Velocity Signature
Mid-Level Convergence, Evaporation, Melting, and Precipitation Loading
Mini-Supercells: Environment, Reflectivity Structure, and Mesocyclone Evolution
Operational Use of Spectrum Width from NWS Doppler Radar Data
Single Cell/Pulse Thunderstorm Structure and Evolution
Supercell Thunderstorm Structure and Evolution
Structure and Dynamics of Supercell Thunderstorms
Structure and Evolution of Squall Line and Bow Echo Convective Systems
Tornadoes: Frequently Asked Questions About the Power of Nature
Tornadogenesis in Supercells: The Three Main Ingredients
VIL Density as a Hail Indicator


Heavy Precipitation/Flash Flooding
Basic Heavy Rain and Flash Flood Concepts
Heavy Convective Rainfall Forecasting: Parameters, Processes, and Patterns
Heavy Convective Rainfall Patterns in the Midwest and Ohio Valley
Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) Characteristics, Structure, and Propagation


Winter Weather/Atmospheric Processes
A Practical Guide to Quasi-Geostrophic Theory, Geostrophic Deformation, Ageostrophic Motion, and Jet Streaks
Atmospheric Conveyer Belts
Basic Discussion on Surface Pressure Systems, Fronts, Jet Streams, and Precipitation
Composite Analysis of Conceptual Models for Snowstorms in the Lower Ohio Valley
Determining Precip Type: Cloud Microphysics, Soundings, Thickness, Radar
Entrance Regions of Jet Streaks
Meteorological Processes in the Atmosphere (Part I)
Meteorological Processes in the Atmosphere (Part II)
Methods for Diagnosing Regions of Conditional Symmetric Instability
Precipitation Type Forecasting: A Top-Down Approach
Review of Winter Weather Processes in the Atmosphere; Effect on Precipitation
Understanding Frontogenesis and its Application to Winter Weather Forecasting


Cloud Classifications and Characteristics | PDF Version
Discussion on Moisture, Dewpoint, Humidity, Precipitable Water, and Precip
Overview of the WSR-88D Doppler Radar System
NWS Doppler Radar (WSR-88D) Sampling Issues


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