Friday, December 15, 2017

NOAA, partners kick off multi-state study of how thunderstorms affect...

Scientists will explore role of storms in forming ozone chemicals that affect weather, climate

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Today marks the beginning of a large-scale, comprehensive field project to measure how thunderstorms transport, produce and process chemicals that form ozone, a greenhouse gas that affects Earth's climate, air quality and weather patterns.

NOAA near-term weather forecasts get powerful boost from new computer model

Research yields new tool to achieve a weather-ready nation

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Starting today, NOAA is using a sophisticated new weather forecast computer model to improve predictions of quickly developing severe weather events including thunderstorms, winter storms and aviation hazards such as clear air turbulence.