Category Archives: Weather Research

NOAA Workshop on Parametrization of Moist Processes for Next Generation Weather Models

NOAA is holding a workshop on the Parametrization of Moist Processes for Next Generation Weather Models on January 27-29, 2015.  The workshop is to review current research on moisture processes in the weather model algorithms from the synoptic scale down … Continue reading

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HRRR Model to Capture Mesoscale Features as a Operational National Weather Service model

The HRRR model, High Resolution Rapid Refresh model is moving from experimental to operational status at the National Weather Service.  It will incorporate Dual Pol radar data and grid points down to 3km/2mi to attempt to simulate features for thunderstorms … Continue reading

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Improved Weather Models Improving Flood Models at Mesoscale and below

The University Center for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) has a good press release on improvements using short term nowcasting with Dual Pol 88D weather radar data to improve stream flooding models during the 2014 STEP (Short Term Explicit Prediction) experiment.  It … Continue reading

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Improving Hurricane Forecasting through GPS Signals

There was a good story from NCAR/UCAR on using GPS signals to improve hurricane models.  There are six COSMIC satellites orbiting now and 12 more to be launched in the next four years. It is based on GPS radio signals … Continue reading

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UK Consulate in Chicago learning Precision Agriculture Techniques in Devils Lake, ND

The British Consulate in Chicago came to Devils Lake, North Dakota this week to Lake Region State College to learn precision agriculture techniques, which includes low altitude drones (below 500ft) and satellite data to maximize crop yield.  As in my … Continue reading

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Weather Models Still Working Towards Improved Precision

WeatherNation founder Paul Douglas has a good blog post today on how today’s weather forecast models have a ways to go for small scale intense weather events.  This is not new to any operational meteorologist, that even the highest resolution … Continue reading

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Weather is Making More Areas Uninsurable

American Public Media’s Marketplace Morning Report had a good story on June 25, 2013 on a report by the Geneva Association, a global insurance agency research firm that the increasingly volatile weather is causing more and more areas across the … Continue reading

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