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Scientists gather to talk about using Unmanned Aerial Systems for weather research

UAS Scottsbluff, NE

NSSL scientists will participate in the annual meeting of the International Society on Atmospheric Research using Remotely-piloted Aircraft (ISARRA) in Norman, Oklahoma, May 20 to 22 to share knowledge about using these aircraft systems to observe and monitor the atmosphere.

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Impacts of Phased Array Radar Data on Forecaster Performance during Severe Hail and Wind Events

Early online release 1/13/15 Journal: Weather and Forecasting Impacts of Phased Array Radar Data on Forecaster Performance during Severe Hail and Wind Events Katie A. Bowden, Pamela L. Heinselman, Darrel M. Kingfield, and Rick P. Thomas Summary:  Twelve National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters participated in the Phased Array Innovative Sensing Experiment (PARISE) 2013 and were

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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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