The competition can be great fun but also it provides an opportunity to learn more about the basic principles of meteorology and weather forecasting.
Note for the undergrads: the competition can be taken for fun or for credit. Here are the requirements for earning 3 units of credit:

Forecast for the entire year (4 stations for semester)
Do not miss forecasts at most one guidance per forecasted station.
Regular attendance of by-weekly meetings, where members of the team take turns to discuss the current weather situation, the station statistics and the model forecasts. These meetings are a social event (food is always provided) but they are also very important for learning how to forecast. You are expected to attend. If you cannot, please email jscott@mit.edu. not more than one meeting per semester should be missed.
Presentation/Forecast Discussion at one of the by-weekly meetings, preferably done as a group of two students. More experienced forecasters will be expected to present in the fall semester, newer members of the team in the spring.
Sign up for 12.091 Special Topics in EAPS  (with a PDF grade) please do this at the begging of the spring semester when you will be clearer about your commitment.



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