Downbursts—an area of strong winds in a thunderstorm—can damage trees and buildings, disrupt air travel, and cause loss of life. Decades of work by scientists has revealed a lot of information about downbursts including certain features seen on radar, known as precursor signatures, that can help forecasters anticipate when a downburst might develop. However, downbursts […]
Researchers are excited to announce the release of a new, extensive data product that combines a multitude of data sources to help researchers, forecasters, and weather enthusiasts. The Multi-Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms Project, or MYRORSS combines individual radar data with other sources, like weather models and lightning data, for a more complete picture […]
A Women’s History Month profile Researchers are constantly studying new ways to help weather forecasters utilize the vast amount of data provided by the nation’s Doppler radar network. Thea Sandmael is using her meteorological and computer programming skills to get them the information they need to issue life-saving severe weather forecasts and warnings to the […]
The American Meteorological Society recently awarded a University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researcher for his contributions to the weather radar community.
The American Meteorological Society announced the 202 award and honor recipients, include Editor’s Awards.
Radars are a vital tool for weather forecasters because they provide a detailed picture of storms as they’re happening. A new radar technique is improving the picture for forecasters, helping them provide more accurate information about rain and snow storms. Developed by researchers at University of Oklahoma Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies supporting NOAA’s […]
Ever wonder how a radar functions and gets those colorful images seen on tv and the internet? As part of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oklahoma, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researchers are teaching a class on NEXRAD Weather Radar. The nearly month long class — “NEXRAD Weather Radar: How it […]
The national weather radar system used throughout the United States by NOAA National Weather Service forecasters to “see” weather across the country is unique because it can be upgraded and modified with the newest capabilities, unlike other systems worldwide. Because of this, and the need to work with experts in radar signal processing for improving […]
Jeff Snyder and Alex Ryzhkov visited NCAS and attended an ACPC workshop at the University of Oxford in April.
CIMMS researchers David Warde and Dr. Valery Melnikov recently participated in the InterMET Asia Conference and Expo in Singapore, hosted by Baron.