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Approximate time to complete: 1 - 1.5 hours.
As part of the Caribbean project (2018-2023) funded by the Climate Risk and Early Warning Systems (CREWS) Initiative, this self-paced elearning course makes use of text, interactive graphics, case-studies and activities to introduce the use of the Potential Tropical Cyclone (PTC) advisory and associated forecast guidance from the United States' National Hurricane Center (NHC). (The US NHC is also a Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre (RSMC) for the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), located in Miami, Florida).
A potential tropical cyclone is a tropical disturbance that is expected to develop into a tropical storm or hurricane and impact land areas within 48 hours. Effective use of the PTC advisory and associated guidance can be instrumental in improving the timeliness of impact-based warnings associated with developing tropical cyclones in the Caribbean.
This course is aimed primarily at the emergency management community, but it will also benefit forecasters in the region.
- Module 1: Introducing the PTC Advisory Product (~20 min.)
- Module 2: Tools for Assessing Potential Impacts (~25 min.)
- Module 3: Effectively Communicating Potential Impacts (~45 min.)
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