Five NSSL/CIMMS researchers from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) in Norman, Okla., have earned the organization’s 2009 Outstanding Scientific Paper Award for work that is expected to enable earlier warnings for severe storms.
National Severe Storms Laboratory
NSSL scientists will present current research at the National Weather Association Annual Meeting Oct. 18-22 in Norfolk, VA.
A team of NSSL scientists operated NOAA NSSL’s mobile X-band dual-polarized radar (NO-XP) in Colorado
VORTEX2 research vehicles each logged over 10,000 miles visiting nine states. Data was collected on 19 days out of 35. Teams deployed on 17 supercell thunderstorms, one of them tornadic, and 12 ordinary storms.
A collaborative nationwide project exploring the origins, structure and evolution of tornadoes will occur from May 10 through June 13 in the central United States. The project, Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment 2 (VORTEX2 or V2), is the largest and most ambitious attempt to study tornadoes in history and will involve more than 50 scientists and 40 research vehicles, including 10 mobile radars.
This is the ninth year of the program designed by National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), the Storm Prediction Center and the National Weather Service to foster improved severe weather forecasts and warnings.
NSSL hydrometeorologist Suzanne Van Cooten is part of a inter-disciplinary and multi-agency team receiving the Department of the Interior Cooperative Conservation Award for the Protection of Aquifer Resources in Oklahoma.
NSSL’s hail reporting program needs volunteers within 90 miles of Norman. Go to http://www.nssl.noaa.gov/projects/hasdex/
NSSL and their partners are gearing up for the largest field tornado project in history this spring. Read about NSSL’s current VORTEX2, the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment 2009-2010 activities.
Are snowflakes fallin’ on your head? Are you getting pinged by ice pellets? NSSL is requesting observations of winter precipitation from volunteers in a 150km radius of Norman Oklahoma. More than 2,600 observations have been received during the past two years. In its third year, the successful study has a new name: W-PING, the Winter [...]