Final Report Instructions for Partners and Cooperative Projects

Listed below are the content elements that should be included in your final report. While the report does not need to be lengthy, it should provide a summary of the entire project (not just the accomplishments since the last 6-month report). Both the academic and the operational forecasting partners should complete the report. It is particularly important that the operational partner provide as much information as possible in the Benefits section (section 3) in order to demonstrate the value of the Outreach Program to the NWS and other funding agencies.

Please send the final report in electronic form to outreach@comet.ucar.edu so that we can post it on the COMET Outreach Program's Website. We also appreciate receiving copies of journal publications and student theses that have resulted from the project.


FINAL REPORT

University:

Name of University Researcher Preparing Report:

NWS Office:

Name of NWS Researcher Preparing Report:

Type of Project (Partners or Cooperative):

Project Title:

UCAR Award No.:

Date:


Section 1: Summary of Project Objectives

Section 2: Project Accomplishments and Findings
Describe the research/development activities and accomplishments carried out to date. These accomplishments may relate specifically to the original project objectives, or they may be ones that arose during the course of the project (e.g., development of an innovative method for accomplishing the objective or insight into a related problem). Highlight any major changes to the scope of work. If the project involved separate research topics, please list each separately

Section 3: Benefits and Lessons Learned: Operational Partner Perspective
List the benefits to the NWS office from the collaboration and any significant lessons learned during the study. Please be as specific as possible, particularly in regard to any improvements in forecasting resulting from the COMET project (see examples). Identify any major problems encountered and describe their resolution.

Section 4: Benefits and Lessons Learned: University Partner Perspective
Describe the benefits to the University resulting from the collaboration and any significant lessons learned during the study. Identify any major problems encountered and describe their resolution.

Section 5: Publications and Presentations
Provide complete citations using the AMS bibliographic format for each thesis, dissertation, publication or presentation prepared as part of this project.

Section 6: Summary of University/Operational Partner Interactions and Roles
Describe the responsibilities of the various project participants over the course of the entire project.