Distance Learning Course in Hydrology II: Selected Topics in Hydrological Forecasting
This course, organized jointly with the World Meteorological Organization, the COMET Program and NWS/NOAA ran from 24 January 2011 to 18 February 2011. Intended for professionals working in hydrological forecasting in Eastern Europe, the course was designed to meet the needs of environmental forecasters who can benefit from training in operational hydrological forecasting topics that goes beyond introductory level hydrology. Although this is not a comprehensive look at all topics in hydrologic science, this course offered a few selected topics that can help the forecaster begin the process of gaining a more thorough understanding of hydrologic sciences.
Participants should have a basic educational background in hydrology and meteorology.
In addition to mastering the course content and completing online quizzes for each module, each student has been required to complete a short final written assignment.
Successfully completing the final assignment and the online quizzes for each module earned students a Certificate of Completion.
Students who complete all of the online quizzes but who do not complete the final assignment received a Certificate of Participation.
Modules covered in the course include:
The course has been delivered by distance learning, which required the participants to have access to a computer and a reasonable Internet connection (e.g. they should be able to download large files, of at least 40 Mb). It was estimated that the dedication needed to successfully complete the course was of 6 to 8 hours/week, and supervisors of participants have been encouraged to release them of work responsibilities during those hours.
Course Learning Objectives:
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