The NOAA/NWS Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB)
On-line Training Resources for Emergency Managers
& Intro to Dual-Polarization Radar

Andrew Wood
NOAA Affiliate
Warning Decision Training Branch

January 9, 2013

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Related Web Resources:
WDTB Home Page
Dual-Pol Training for Non-Meteorologists
WDTB Facebook Page
Article "Dual-Polarization successfully used during Hurricane Irene"
Storm of the Month Webinars

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"Excellent.  Will mention to fellow emergency managers in AZ to be aware of this enhancement."
Mariano Gonzalez
AZ Division of EM

"Very good, looking forward to more webinars with NWS people."
Larry Lovering
Webster Bank

"Enjoyed the overview."
David Younce
Emergency Management, Naval Air Station Meridian, MS

"Great program. Thank you."

"I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar.  Thank you so much."
Heather Christie
BC Hydro, B.C.Canada

"Very useful information. Thanks."
Bob Owens
Logan County Office of Emergency Management

I always pick up a useful tidbit of information from every webinar. My thanks to Amy and all involved."
Michael Boldosser
Talbot Co DES

"Very good information."
Mark Hill
Delaware Tribe EM

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Andy Wood works with the University of Oklahoma (OU) Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) on assignment with the NWS Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB). He earned a B.S. in Atmospheric Science from the University at Albany (SUNY) and a M.S. in Meteorology from OU. Andy has worked for CIMMS the last 14 years developing WSR-88D and warning decision-making training for NWS forecasters. He has led WDTB's Dual-Polarization Radar Training for NWS Partners outreach efforts for the past four years.

The Warning Decision Training Branch (WDTB) develops and delivers training on the integrated elements of the warning process involving a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/National Weather Service (NWS) forecast office and its partners. WDTB instructors develop and deliver a variety of in-residence, teletraining, and on-line asynchronous training content to meet this mission. The primary goal of the WDTB is to increase expertise among NOAA/NWS personnel and their core partners so that they can better serve the public during warning operations.

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