Weather Forecast Assessment & Verification

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At its most basic, what is verification?

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1. Which of these is not one of the elements of a good forecast?

2. Which of these is the most common form of qualitative verification?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you've ever wondered how weather forecasts are assessed and verified, then this worksheet/quiz should help. You'll be answering questions on areas of study that include verification and how to professionally conduct a forecast.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Consider these areas of focus:

  • Qualitative verification
  • How to make a contingency table
  • Answering quantitative verification techniques

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding verification
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about contingency tables
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on how weather forecasts are assessed and verified

Additional Learning

If you're looking for more information on weather forecasting, then consider the lesson called Weather Forecast Assessment & Verification. The lesson covers several aspects of this topic, including the following:

  • Weather forecasts
  • Differences between a quantitative forecast and a qualitative forecast
  • Dichotomous forecasts
  • Forecasts that end up as false alarms
  • Forecast that is a correct negative
  • The Brier score
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