mPING awarded for help in operational meteorology

The National Weather Association recently awarded the  mPING  development team for help the application has provided in meteorology.

The Meteorological Phenomena Identification Near the Ground – or mPING – team was awarded the Larry R. Johnson Special Award for significantly contributing to operational meteorology.

“For creating the mPING applications which improved forecast operations by significantly increasing the number, quality, and type of ground-truth weather observations.​”

NWA will present the award during its annual meeting in late August. Individuals or groups must be nominated for the Larry R. Johnson Special Award.

MPING is a project by NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory and the University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies. The free application was listed in Scientific American’s list of 8 Apps That Turn Citizens into Scientists.

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