Tony Segalés Espinosa says his love of small-scale aircraft began as a kid, flying model aircraft with his dad. Today, that love transfers into engineering drones for severe weather research.
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Translations and beyond
Based on research with SPC forecasters and research with language experts, a researcher recommended a new SPC risk communication scale model in order to improve weather outreach to Spanish-speaking communities.
Researchers work to gain better understanding of hurricanes
When Hurricane Ida moved inland along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana in late August 2021, a team of researchers set out to study winds associated with the damaging storm. The group, including scientists from the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory, captured unique datasets.
How NSSL research provides real-time precipitation estimations and flash flood prediction for high-impact events
Flash flooding — the rapid rise of water in a normally dry area — is mostly related to excessive rainfall resulting in significant groundwater runoff and quick rises in waterways. NOAA National Weather Service forecasters rely on accurate quantitative precipitation estimations.
Researchers study costliest severe thunderstorm event
One year ago, a severe thunderstorm with extreme winds — called a derecho — tore through the Midwest United States. The event brought extensive damage, totaling an estimated $7.5 billion in damage.
Using a dual-pol radar feature to anticipate downburst development
Downbursts—an area of strong winds in a thunderstorm—can damage trees and buildings, disrupt air travel, and cause loss of life. Decades of work by scientists has revealed a lot of information about downbursts including certain…
New Release: Pod-Sized Science Podcast
The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory is excited to share with you its first podcast! Researchers at NSSL are using Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) to study storm damage in rural areas.
New video: Studying tornado damage with Uncrewed Aircraft Systems
Researchers at the NOAA National Severe Storms Lab are using Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) to study storm damage in rural areas .Learn about the multispectral camera on the UAS, and how it provides important imagery for researchers.
Researchers studying impacts of severe weather threats on community assets, including critical infrastructure
Severe weather hazards such as hail, high wind speeds, and tornadoes, can impact essential community infrastructure. Researchers are studying the impacts of severe weather threats on a range of community assets.
WoFS in the virtual NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
The first week of April concluded the 2021 Warn-on-Forecast Testbed Experiment as part of the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed. Like many scientific activities, this experiment was delayed and then moved virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.