DoC Gold Medal and Distinguished Career Awards

2014 DoC Gold Medal Erica Kuligowski, Long Phan, Frank Lombardo, Materials and Structural Systems Division, and Dave Jorgensen (NOAA), for their study of building performance, warnings, and human behavior in the investigation of the 2011 Joplin, MO tornado NOAA Distinguished Career Award — NOAA’s Distinguished Career Award honors cumulative career achievement of sustained excellence, rather

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Tornado Warning Decisions Using Phased Array Radar Data

Weather and Forecasting: Early Online Release Tornado Warning Decisions Using Phased Array Radar Data Authors:  Pamela Heinselman, Daphne LaDue, Darrel M. Kingfield, and Robert Hoffman The 2012 Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment identified how rapidly scanned full-volumetric data captured known mesoscale processes and impacted tornado-warning lead time. Twelve forecasters from nine National Weather Service

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NOAA study shows pattern of fewer days with tornadoes, but more tornadoes on those days

NOAA study shows pattern of fewer days with tornadoes, but more tornadoes on those days

Are tornadoes increasing? Not really, the number has remained relatively constant. What is changing is that there are fewer days with tornadoes each year, but on those days there are more tornadoes, according to a NOAA report published today in the journal Science. NOAA researchers looked at records of all but the weakest tornadoes in

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