NSSL is working on an experimental instrument train attached to a weather balloon that includes a radiosonde (temperature, relative humidity, wind, altitude), an electric field meter, and a PArticle Size, Image, and Velocity probe (PASIV). The PASIV has an HD camera and a disdrometer. New though, is a GoPro camera attached to the train above the radiosonde looking down as the balloon rises. Excerpts from the video coming soon!
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Dual-pol radar captures image of debris
All NOAA National Weather Service Radars have been upgraded with dual-pol capabilities. NSSL spent nearly 30 years researching and developing this technology.
Worldwide diversity in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed Spring Experiments
R2O success in Birmingham
The NWSFO in Birmingham, Ala. used an NSSL product to plan surveys of damage caused by the tornadoes yesterday. NSSL’s On Demand is a web-based tool that can be used to help confirm when and…
NSSL’s pretty new website!
NSSL’s website has been updated with a new look and fresh content. Check it out at nssl.noaa.gov!
New inlets made by Hurricane Irene
2002 floods in France threaten ancient aqueduct
A catastrophic flood event threatened the ancient Roman aqueduct bridge Pont du Gard in southern France in September 2002. The HyMex Experiment could help local officials in the Mediterranean region improve forecasts and warnings of flash floods. (Credit: Cévennes Vivarais Mediterranean Hydro-meteorological Observatory)