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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NSSL retiree W. David Rust has been elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the first NSSL scientist to receive the honor. He joins three other NOAA scientists who will be celebrated during the Honors Ceremony and banquet at the 2014 AGU Fall Meeting Dec. 17 in San Francisco. They are Michael J. McPhaden and
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
The National Weather Association awarded NSSL Deputy Director Lans Rothfusz with the 2014 Operational Achievement Individual Award at the 22 October 2014 Annual Awards Luncheon.
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