Research

Weather Radar Research and Development

WSR-88D Dual-Polarimetric Algorithm and Application Development; Multi-Function Phased Array Radar (MPAR); Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) System; Advances in Fadar Technology; Warning Decision Support System – Integrated Information (WDSS-II).

Stormscale and Mesoscale Modeling Research and Development

Numerical and Ensemble Modeling; Data Assimilation; Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF) Research; Stormscale, Mesoscale, and Synoptic Processes Associated with Hazardous Weather; Hydrologic Modeling; Storm Electrification and Lightning; Warn-on-Forecast.

Forecast Improvements Research and Development

Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) – Experimental Forecasting Program and Experimental Warning Program; Warning Decision-Making Training; Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning (CI-FLOW).

Impacts of Climate Change Related to Extreme Weather Events

Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program (SCIPP); Building Resilience to Environmental Extremes Like Drought.

Social and Socioeconomic Impacts of High Impact Weather Systems

Warning Process Evolution (Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats – FACETs); Value of Tornado Warnings and Watches; Risk Communication; Evolution of Forecaster Performance; Place-Based Tornado Risk Perception.