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Capturing the genesis of Tropical Storm Hermine

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Capturing the genesis of Tropical Storm Hermine

NOAA Hurricane Hunters are flying back-to-back missions to study the newly developed Tropical Storm Hermine in the Gulf of Mexico, capturing its evolution from a cluster of thunderstorms into a tropical storm. Getting data during such transitions can help improve hurricane models which currently don’t predict transitions well. Our understanding of the physical processes of early storm development remains limited, largely because there are few observations.  

NASA Global Hawk alerts NOAA National Weather Service of Gaston’s intensification

Thursday, August 25, 2016

NASA Global Hawk alerts NOAA National Weather Service of Gaston’s intensification

First time Global Hawk data used to upgrade a tropical storm to hurricane

For the first time, NOAA’s National Weather Service National Hurricane Center used real-time weather data from the NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft to upgrade a tropical storm to a hurricane in the early morning hours Thursday. While the Hurricane Center recently downgraded Gaston back to a tropical storm, the recent forecast also notes it could intensify again on Saturday.


 


Unmanned aircraft readies to sample Atlantic hurricanes

Friday, August 19, 2016

Unmanned aircraft readies to sample Atlantic hurricanes

NASA Global Hawk arrives on Virginia coast for NOAA hurricane flights

The NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft touched down Friday morning at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Virginia coast where NOAA and NASA scientists are preparing it for flights over Atlantic hurricanes.


NOAA and Federal Highway Administration commission national study on social science to improve weather response

Thursday, August 4, 2016

NOAA and Federal Highway Administration commission national study on social science to improve weather response

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to engage academia, public and private sector in study

While advances in meteorology fuel continual improvements to weather forecasts, there is growing awareness that a precise, timely forecast isn’t enough to prevent loss of lives and property. We must also deliver weather information to the public in ways that motivate people to take action to prevent loss of life and property.

Q & A: How can social science improve weather safety?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Q & A: How can social science improve weather safety?

We sat down recently with Kim Klockow, Ph.D., visiting scientist at NOAA Research’s Office of Weather and Air Quality, to learn about her work bringing together the study of meteorology and human behavior to help the public better use weather information to save lives and property. 

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