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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All NOAA National Weather Service Radars have been upgraded with dual-pol capabilities. NSSL spent nearly 30 years researching and developing this technology.
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…
NSSL’s website has been updated with a new look and fresh content. Check it out at nssl.noaa.gov!
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)