EPIC as a Catalyst for NOAA’s Future Earth Prediction System

A new article published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society details how the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) is working to unify community weather modeling and advance numerical weather prediction using open-source and open-science methods.  Written by current and former NOAA leaders Richard W. Spinrad, Louis W. Uccellini, Dorothy M. Koch, Craig N.…

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Renee Richardson Featured On Cool Careers

Watch the video on NOAA’s Ocean Today > Transcript The most fascinating thing about hurricanes, to me, is how the atmosphere and ocean work together to form these massive storms that can cause such great destruction. What got me interested in hurricanes was 1999 Hurricane Floyd, powerful enough to actually knock a tree down, which…

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Webinar: FY23 Notice of Funding Opportunity

WPO recently held a webinar hosted by the NOAA Central Library on the FY23 Notice of Funding Opportunity. Our Program Managers spoke in detail about about this year’s competitions for Observations, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Innovations for Community Modeling, and VORTEX-USA. We also shared tips on how to write a compelling proposal, how to successfully…

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Implications of Inconsistent Visuals

On end user uncertainty, risk perception, and behavioral intentions (Grundstein FY18) Within the last decade, operational meteorologists have raised concerns that the availability of weather information from a variety of sources may contribute to a perception that weather risk messages are inconsistent and result in negative consequences among end users. The challenge, however, is that…

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Improving Water Level Predictions

Title: Advancing ADCIRC U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast Grids and Capabilities to Facilitate Coupling to the National Water Model in the Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System (ESTOFS) Operational Forecasting (Westerink FY18) The primary objective of this project is to improve predictions of water levels caused by extratropical tide and storm surge within the…

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Using Machine Learning to Improve Forecasts of Excessive Rainfall

Forecasters at NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center (WPC) are responsible for producing Excessive Rainfall Outlooks, which brings awareness to the potential for flood-inducing rains up to three days in advance. However, the amount of rain that qualifies as “excessive” varies from region to region, and pinpointing the specific areas likely to receive heavy rain is challenging,…

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