Focused observations of storms lead to faster updates since the radar does not waste time scanning clear-air regions.
The Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment – 2 will begin the second year of data collection on May 1 and run through June 15.
NSSL will conduct the first experiment to directly compare how forecasters issue warnings based on data provided at current radar update rates, with warnings issued based on faster data updates provided by Phased Array Radar (PAR).
NSSL’s mobile radar team and the Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar (SMART-R) have returned to Norman, Okla. following participation in the NOAA/USGS demonstration flash flood and debris flow early warning system project.
A brewing winter storm was the main topic at the “Map Discussion” on Monday during the last week in January, 2010.
NSSL’s mobile radar team and the SMART-R have captured seven heavy rain events in southern California.
NSSL’s mobile radar team and the Shared Mobile Atmospheric Research and Teaching Radar arrived safely at the Bob Hope Airport in Burbank, California at the end of November.
An online interactive tool to automatically identify and track convective clusters from satellite and radar data has been developed by a team that includes NSSL researchers.
Tropical Storm Ida gave the Coastal and Inland – Flooding Observation and Warning project (CI-FLOW) team a valuable research opportunity this week to demonstrate, in real-time, the capability to use NSSL’s real-time gridded quantitative precipitation estimates (QPE) in the CI-FLOW river models.