NSSL scientists will present current research at the National Weather Association Annual Meeting to be held in Norfolk, VA from October 18-22, 2009. The theme of the meeting is: “The Future is Now: New Technologies and Techniques to Support the Weather Enterprise and Society: 2010 and Beyond.”
The Spring 2009 Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment will be highlighted along with how wet microburst events can be “nowcasted” with the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar.
Presentations on the NOAA HWT will include how the program bridges the gap between research and operations, and activities occurring during the Spring 2009 Experimental Warning Program. Also at the HWT this past spring, the GOES-R Proving Ground began with the assessment and development of techniques for the next generation GOES satellites (GOES-R).
NSSL’s vision for storm scale numerical weather prediction and recent research to improve models used in operational severe weather forecasting are on the agenda, and the concept of “Pathcasts” will be introduced to discuss how well can we forecast future tornado locations.