What is dual polarization technology? Why should you care? On this episode of That Weather Show, we answer those questions by using parodies of our favorite commercials. Hosted by Cat Taylor, 2009 Miss Oklahoma International / Univ. of Oklahoma Meteorology Student.
That Weather Show is a video/podcast series brought to you by the NOAA Weather Partners in Norman, OK. We’re dedicating this first video episode to the brave scientists whose mission is to hunt tornadoes. Hosted by Cat Taylor, 2009 Miss Oklahoma International / Univ. of Oklahoma Meteorology Student.
Research scientists studying improvements in tornado forecasting and new radar systems at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla., Michael C. Coniglio and Pamela L. Heinselman, received presidential commendation when they were awarded the prestigious 2009 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at a ceremony Jan. 13 at the White House. The award, which was conferred by President Obama, is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on outstanding scientists and engineers in the early stages of their careers. An award ceremony is planned in Washington, D.C. in the fall.
Learn more about NSSL’s activities in field observations: the instruments, the vehicles, the history, and the next big project: VORTEX2. Ride along with NSSL scientists as they take their instruments to the storm.
Forecasters at the NOAA National Weather Service use NEXRAD radar as their primary tool for observing, monitoring, and forecasting the weather. The Radar Operations Center plays a crucial role in supporting the forecaster’s day-to-day operations.
Across the United States, various groups use Doppler radar to gather information vital to our everyday lives. From weather forecasting, to military operations, to emergency management, the Next Generation Weather Radar, or NEXRAD, ensures public safety and enhances commerce.
Severe weather and the tools to forecast and monitor it. This is the focus of researchers at the National Severe Storms Laboratory.
Within every NOAA National Weather forecaster, and behind every critical decision-making process, lies the preparation and education provided by the Warning Decision Training Branch. With an expert staff of meteorologists, research associates, graphic designers, and IT specialists, this NOAA Weather Partner’s mission is to improve warning performance within NOAA’s National Weather Service.