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Significant Paper: Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation: Initial Operating Capabilities

Significant Paper: Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation: Initial Operating Capabilities

Multi-Radar Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation: Initial Operating Capabilities.                                                                                         Authors: Zhang, J., Howard, K., Langston, C., Kaney, B., Qi, Y., Tang, L., Grams, H., Wang, Y., Cocks, S., Martinaitis, S., Arthur, A., Cooper, K., Brogden, J., Kitzmiller, D. Journal: Bulletin of the AMS.                                                                                          Publication Date: Online 8/4/15

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Research to Operations Social Event at 2015 NWA Annual Meeting

Research to Operations Social Event at 2015 NWA Annual Meeting

As an operational meteorologist, have you ever thought, “I have a great idea to improve weather forecasting and decision support, but I need someone to help with science, research, and/or development?” Or, as a research meteorologist, have you ever thought, “I have a great idea to improve weather forecasting and decision support, but I need

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Significant Paper: A Balloonborne Particle Size, Imaging, and Velocity Probe for in Situ Microphysical Measurements.

Significant Paper: A Balloonborne Particle Size, Imaging, and Velocity Probe for in Situ Microphysical Measurements.

A Balloonborne Particle Size, Imaging, and Velocity Probe for in Situ Microphysical Measurements. Authors: Waugh, S.M., Ziegler, C.L., MacGorman, D.R., Fredrickson, S.E., Kennedy, D.W., Rust, W.D.  Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Publication Date: Online 7/29/15 Important Conclusions: Researchers at the National Severe Storms Laboratory have developed the PArticle Size, Image, and Velocity (PASIV) probe, an instrument attached to a balloon that measures

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Significant Paper: The Impact of Range Oversampling Processing on Tornado Velocity Signatures Obtained from WSR-88D Super-Resolution Data.

Significant Paper: The Impact of Range Oversampling Processing on Tornado Velocity Signatures Obtained from WSR-88D Super-Resolution Data.

The Impact of Range Oversampling Processing on Tornado Velocity Signatures Obtained from WSR-88D Super-Resolution Data.  Authors: Torrres, S.M. and Curtis, C.D. Journal: Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology Publication Date: Online 7/28/15  Important Conclusions: Researchers applied “range oversampling,” a technique that cuts radar update times in half while increasing the accuracy of the data, to WSR-88D super-resolution data. WSR-88D super-resolution

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2015 PARISE Experiment

2015 PARISE Experiment

This week, researchers from NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory will launch the 2015 Phased Array Radar Innovative Sensing Experiment to assess the impacts of rapidly updating radar data on forecasters’ warning decision performance. The project will be carried out over the course of six weeks, and will conclude on September 25. As in previous years,

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