Dave was NOAA Advisor during the launches of two Viking spacecraft, using surface and airborne electric field measurements to determine the risk of lightning during launches, and declaring “go,” or “no-go” for launch.
Forecast Research News
NSSL researchers successfully launched two balloon borne prototype instruments into a large thunderstorm complex at the end of October.
Flash floods are the number one hazardous weather-related killer in the US, yet they remain poorly observed. An NSSL project now collects data from the public on flash flooding, in addition to hail and wind reports.
The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) deployed a mobile radar near Durango, Colorado, during the month of August to collect data on thunderstorm rainfall and resulting flash flooding.
The goal for the 2010 hurricane season is to demonstrate, in real time, that CI-FLOW can produce realistic simulations of total water level for an actual storm event.