Saving Lives & Property...
The National Severe Storms Laboratory serves the nation by working to improve the leadtime and accuracy of severe weather warnings and forecasts in order to save lives and reduce property damage. NSSL scientists are committed to their mission to understand the causes of severe weather and explore new ways to use weather information to assist National Weather Service forecasters and federal, university and private sector partners.
At NSSL, our basic and applied research focuses on understanding severe weather processes, developing weather observation technology, and improving forecast tools, with emphasis on:
- WEATHER RADAR
- FORECAST & WARNING IMPROVEMENTS
NSSL News Items
In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting some of NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory women scientists and their current research.
A new book highlights the biggest technological upgrade to Doppler radars since first installed - dual-polarization technology.
Radars are a vital tool for weather forecasters because they provide a detailed picture of storms as they’re happening. A new radar technique is improving the picture for forecasters, helping them provide more accurate information…
NSSL Deputy Director Lans Rothfusz announced his retirement at the end of 2018 and NSSL is pleased to announce Kurt Hondl as the new deputy director.