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Scientists launch study of thunderstorm impacts on upper atmosphere

Scientists launch study of thunderstorm impacts on upper atmosphere

More than 100 researchers from NOAA and 29 other organizations are collaborating on a field project this spring to discover how thunderstorms act like elevators, taking pollution and water-rich air from the surface and lofting it straight up into the upper troposphere.

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New system automatically detects supercell thunderstorms

New system automatically detects supercell thunderstorms

NWS forecasters will be evaluating a new weather-adaptive three-dimensional variational data assimilation (3DVAR) system from NSSL/CIMMS that automatically detects and analyzes supercell thunderstorms during the 2011 Experimental Warning Program in the Hazardous Weather Testbed.

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