More than 200 national and international lightning experts have gathered this week in Norman, Oklahoma, for what organizers have called “the most important international conference on atmospheric electricity in the world.”
Bob Rabin participated in a field project in Goose Bay, Labrador in late February. The Satellite Applications for Arctic Weather and SAR (Search and Rescue) Operations (SAAWSO) was sponsored by Environment Canada and lead by Dr. Ismail Gultepe from the Cloud physics and Severe Weather Research Division.
Through June, NSSL is partnering with the Integrated Precipitation and Hydrology EXperiment (IPHEX) to understand warm season precipitation caused by complex terrain in the area, and the relationship between precipitation patterns and hydrologic processes.
As severe weather approaches central Oklahoma this spring, NSSL/Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies researchers will be using a new version of the operational software that runs on the National Weather Radar Testbed Phased Array Radar (NWRT PAR) to study fast-changing storms.
NSSL scientists Jidong Gao, David Stensrud and the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology professor Xuguang Wang have received a significant research grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new techniques that will help improve convective-scale (1km) weather prediction.