Dr. Jessie Carman promotes ice prediction capability for next-gen GFS NOAA’s goal is to add sea ice prediction to the next generation Global Forecast System. Improving sea ice prediction is also a priority of the multi-agency federal effort called the National Earth System Prediction Capability, which aims to accelerate the short and long-term prediction of weather, climate,…
Report on Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences within the Weather Enterprise Hot off the press! The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released their study titled, “Integrating Social and Behavioral Sciences within the Weather Enterprise.” The Office of Weather and Air Quality funded the study with additional support from the National Weather Service and…
OWAQ-sponsored research suggests link between sea surface temperatures and dust storms, Valley Fever
People living in the American Southwest have experienced a dramatic increase in windblown dust storms in the last two decades, likely driven by large-scale changes in sea surface temperature in the Pacific Ocean drying the region’s soil, according to new NOAA-led research.
Accurately predicting the weather – at short and long time scales – is among the most complex and important challenges faced by science. Protecting the nation’s security and economic well-being will increasingly rely on improved skill in forecasting weather, weather-driven events like floods and droughts, and long-term shifts in weather, ocean and sea-ice patterns.
NOAA/OAR’s Director of Weather and Air Quality, Dr. John Cortinas, has been elected to the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Council. His three-year term of office will begin in January 2017. AMS is one of the nation’s leading and affluent professional organizations that supports a diverse scientific community in the fields of weather, water, and climate.
A new weather forecasting tool could soon find itself part of the day-to-day operations of NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS). The instrument, called Atmospheric Emitted Radiance Interferometer, or AERI, measures temperature, water vapor and trace gases (like ozone, carbon monoxide and methane) in the lowest layer of Earth’s atmosphere, the troposphere.
A study of tornadoes in the southeastern United States begins its second year this month as NOAA Research announces awards of $2.5 million in grants presented to partner institutions.
New partnership between NSF and NOAA to help people respond appropriately to dangerous weather systems
In an effort to minimize the loss of life in future events, a new partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aims to provide the necessary tools to ensure people respond appropriately to dangerous weather systems. A key part of this work involves understanding how people behave when hazards approach, so emergency services can improve the content and distribution of storm warnings and other communications.
Bringing together the study of meteorology and human behavior We sat down recently with Kim Klockow, Ph.D., visiting scientist at NOAA Research’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, to learn about her work bringing together the study of meteorology and human behavior to help the public better use weather information to save lives and property.…
NOAA and Federal Highway Administration commission national study on social science to improve weather response
As the world’s leader in designing and managing incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, XPRIZE announced this week that the three finalist teams competing for the $1 million Bonus Prize sponsored by NOAA, in its Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, have tested their technologies in Ponce, Puerto Rico.