The 25 February 2011 Volume 331 issue of Science published an article featuring NSSL’s mobile radar.
The first annual workshop for the Warn-on-Forecast project was held on 23 February 2011 in Norman, Oklahoma, on the University of Oklahoma campus.
Steve Koch will join NSSL as the new director in April.
Dual-polarized weather radar can estimate the number of bats in a swarm similar to the way it can estimate the number of raindrops in a cloud.
NSSL hosted a busy booth at the American Meteorological Society’s WeatherFest on January 23, 2011 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash. More than 4,000 people of all ages attended the interactive weather and science fair open to the public.
NSSL’s videographer James Murnan has posted a creative outreach video explaining dual-polarization radar technology on the NOAA Weather Partners YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX6LH_l3P3Y.
For many in the weather radar community, Dale Sirmans is recognized as the father of the NEXt-Generation RADar (NEXRAD). As the lead engineer and principal architect of NSSL’s first 10-cm Doppler weather radar, his leadership and guidance helped bring Doppler radar to the National Weather Service. Sirmans recently passed away on December 23 in Albertville, Ala., at 76, and we wanted to celebrate his five decades of contributions to weather radar, weather science and to the careers of future engineers and scientists.
NSSL deployed the NOAA X-Pol mobile radar in southwestern Colorado over the weekend as part of the Southwest Colorado Radar project to collect data on snowfall in the area. The project continues through the end of February, 2011.