Forecast Research News

Researchers evaluating lightning data in Hazardous Weather Testbed

Researchers evaluating lightning data in Hazardous Weather Testbed

For the first time ever, lightning data from a weather satellite is available and being evaluated in the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed. Forecasters, researchers, product developers and broadcast journalists are…

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Award winner to present NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed work on improving severe weather forecasts

Award winner to present NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed work on improving severe weather forecasts

NSSL research meteorologist Adam Clark will present his work on improving severe weather forecasts during NOAA Science Days in June. Clark, a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers…

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Field project begins to improve thunderstorm prediction

Field project begins to improve thunderstorm prediction

Today, researchers launched the Mesoscale Predictability EXperiment (MPEX) field project to collect data on pre-storm and post-storm environments in an effort to better predict where and when thunderstorms will form. MPEX runs from May 15 – June 15, and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

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NSSL, partners: Thin, low Arctic clouds played an important role in the massive 2012 Greenland ice melt

NSSL, partners: Thin, low Arctic clouds played an important role in the massive 2012 Greenland ice melt

A team of scientists, including NSSL’s Dave Turner published a new study in Nature that showed how clouds over the central Greenland Ice Sheet last July were “just right” for driving surface temperatures there above the melting point.

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