Researchers from NOAA NSSL and the University of Oklahoma traveled to the Texas-Louisiana border near the Gulf of Mexico to collect data during the landfall of Hurricane Laura.
NOAA Research grants support continued tornado research in the Southeast
A study of tornadoes in the southeast begins its second year as NOAA Research announces awards of $2.5 million in grants. Scientists from more than 20 organizations are part of VORTEX-Southeast, a program to understand how environmental factors characteristic of the southeastern United States affect the formation, intensity, structure and path of tornadoes in this region.
Significant Paper: The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program: The First 20 Years – Introduction
This paper is the introduction to the AMS Meteorological Monograph entitled “The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program: The First 20 Years.”
Significant Paper: Using Citizen Science Reports to Evaluate Estimates of Surface Precipitation Type
This is the first paper to comprehensively evaluate the MRMS rain-snow product using mPING crowd-sourced observations.
VORTEX2 was the largest tornado research project in history, logging more than 25,000 miles per vehicle in 2010!
Significant Paper: Multi-radar Multi-sensor (MRMS) Severe Weather and Aviation Products: Initial Operating Capabilities
Summary of the initial operating capabilities of the MRMS-Severe Weather applications and 3D radar mosaicking capability.
Significant Paper: A Qualitative Analysis of NWS Forecasters’ Use of Phased-Array Radar Data during Severe Hail and Wind Event
Qualitative findings from the 2013 Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment and uses for social science in the forecaster warning decision process.
The VORTEX project in the mid-1990s revolutionized tornado research and forecasting.
Clouds Enhance Greenland Ice Sheet Meltwater Runoff
NSSL’s Dave Turner has co-authored a paper which appears in Nature Communications this month.
Eye Tracking Technology at NSSL
Eye tracking technology has many uses for NSSL researchers. Learn more about how they are using this tool.