Six-Month Report Instructions for Partners and Cooperative Projects

This report (generally 2-3 pages in length) is used to document progress on projects and identify any problems that might need to be resolved. Both the academic and the operational forecasting partners should complete the report. Please submit the report electronically to outreach@comet.ucar.edu.


University:

Name of University Researcher Preparing Report:

NWS Office:

Name of NWS Researcher Preparing Report:

Partners or Cooperative Project:

Project Title:

UCAR Award No.:

Date:

SECTION 1: PROJECT OBJECTIVES AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1.1 (To be completed by academic and forecaster partners) Summarize progress on COMET-funded work during the last six months of the project.

1.2 Describe the division of labor between the academic and forecaster partners (i.e., which tasks each partner is responsible for).

SECTION 2: RELATED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
2.1 (To be completed by academic partner) Please summarize any other work conducted by the University, which was a result of the COMET Outreach Program collaboration, but was not directly funded by it (for example, seminars at NWS office if these were not part of the original proposal).

2.2. (To be completed by forecaster partner) Please summarize any other work conducted by the NWS, which was a result of your collaboration with the university but was not directly funded by it (for example, seminars given by NWS forecasters at the university).

SECTION 3: SUMMARY OF BENEFITS

3.1 (To be completed by academic partner) Please list the benefits to the University resulting from the collaboration (new understanding of forecasting problems, exposure of students to operational forecasting, access to new observing systems, changes in course offerings, use of NWS personnel as a resource, etc.).

3.2 (To be completed by forecaster partner) Please list the benefits to the NWS office resulting thus far from the collaboration (promising new forecasting technique, heightened interest in research in the office, better understanding of new observing systems, potential new hires, use of university personnel as resource, etc.). Please be as specific as possible, particularly in regard to any improvements in forecasting operations resulting from this project (see examples).

SECTION 4: PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
4.1. (To be completed by academic and forecaster partners) Please provide complete citations using the AMS bibliographic format for each thesis, dissertation, publication or presentation prepared as part of this COMET Outreach project.

SECTION 5: SUMMARY OF PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED
5.1 (To be completed by academic partner) Please describe problems encountered on the University side in the last six months and their resolution, if any.

5.2 (To be completed by forecaster partner) Please describe problems encountered on the NWS side in the last six months and their resolution, if any.