Friday, October 20, 2017
 

A deadly flood that helped improve weather forecasting

A look at progress in 40 years since Colorado's Big Thompson flood of July 31, 1976

Monica.Allen 0 6208 Article rating: No rating

The Big Thompson flood of 1976 was one of three major flash floods during the span of five years in the 1970s that killed more than 450 people across the country -- tragic events that helped spur the modernization of NOAA’s National Weather Service flood forecasting system.

How NOAA team created new engine to improve global weather forecast model

Monica.Allen 0 25717 Article rating: No rating

Meet Shian-Jiann Lin, Ph.D., the leader of the team at NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory that created the new dynamic core that NOAA announced this week will be used to develop a state-of-the-art global weather forecasting model over the next three years. 

Q&A: What do Arctic ice and Atlantic hurricanes have in common?

New research examines the North Atlantic Oscillation and its influence on global weather

Monica.Allen 0 19783 Article rating: 2.0

The journal Nature Geoscience published a paper by Tom Delworth and his colleagues examining how a natural atmospheric force--the North Atlantic Oscillation--may be changing ocean currents in the North Atlantic. Among other impacts, the stronger ocean currents increase the amount of heat flowing toward polar areas, which could speed up Arctic ice melt and affect how hurricanes form. We asked Delworth a few questions about his study:

12345678910Last