We are sad to announce the National Severe Storms Laboratory’s first director, Dr. Edwin Kessler, passed away recently. Under his leadership, NSSL scientists conducted Doppler radar research that led to the NEXRAD, deployed in the 1990s and still in use today.
President Obama has named a local scientist as one of three NOAA-supported scientists receiving the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers for 2014. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on federally-funded early career science and engineering professionals.
The current understanding of lightning physics is the focus of a new book published by physicist Vladislav Mazur, based on his more than 30 year career at NSSL. Principles of…
Don is a Federal research scientist with the Lab, serving as the Storm Electricity Team Leader. Learn more.
Alexander Ryzhkov is a senior research scientist with over 20 years of experience at CIMMS/NSSL. Learn more.
Derek began working with the Warn-on-Forecast group in August 2016. Learn more about his work.
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.
Learn about NSSL researcher Pamela Heinselman’s transition from RRDD to FRDD.
A new program supported by NSSL is testing the use of stream radar to improve flood forecasting. Learn more.
Yunheng Wang is part of the Warn-on-Forecast team, developing software for atmospheric applications. Learn more.