The Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning (CI-FLOW) project began producing real-time 84-hour simulations of total water level in coastal North Carolina from Hurricane Irene on August 23, 2011.
Tag: Issue: July/August 2011
CI-FLOW total water level system prepared for test by hurricane
Researchers with the Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning (CI-FLOW) project are preparing for Hurricane Irene to test their total water level prediction system in North Carolina later this week.
Top weather minds unite in new video
A new outreach video about the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiment was just released on YouTube. Created with a video game theme, the video opens with “Top weather minds unite in the quest for a better forecast.”
Study investigates how future profiling observations improve forecasts
Monthly Weather Review has published the results of an observation system simulation experiment (OSSE) that shows how measurements from various hypothetical remote-sensing networks would impact weather analyses and forecasts.
NSSL/CIMMS phased array radar team awarded DOC Gold Medal
The Secretary of Commerce has awarded a Gold Medal to the NSSL/CIMMS Radar Research and Development Division for “scientific and engineering excellence in adapting military phased array radar technology to improve U.S. weather radar capabilities.”
NSSL helps Phoenix power company brace for sand storms
An NSSL algorithm developed in collaboration with Arizona’s Salt River Project (SRP) alerts the power company of the potential for a dust storm.
Wall of dirt
A wall of dirt engulfs the Phoenix metro area for the second time in July, 2011.
NSSL hydrometeorologist featured on tribal news program
NSSL hydrometeorologist Suzanne Van Cooten is featured on the Chickasaw Nation tribal news channel this month.
Summer Thunder 2011 hosted by NSSL
NSSL co-hosted the Southern Thunder 2011 Workshop at the National Weather Center in Norman, Okla. last week along with the NOAA Storm Prediction Center and the University of Oklahoma.
Study cautions use of lightning trends alone to diagnose severe weather potential
Researchers from NSSL and CIMMS have published the first study to combine rapidly-updating phased array radar data with high-resolution lightning data to study lightning behavior in a hail storm.