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NOAA names University of Oklahoma to host new institute for severe and high-impact weather research

NOAA names University of Oklahoma to host new institute for severe and high-impact weather research

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it has selected the University of Oklahoma to host NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Severe and High-Impact Weather Research and Operations (CISHIWRO).

June 15, 2021 0 Comments
NOAA scientists use drones to see tornado damage in remote areas

NOAA scientists use drones to see tornado damage in remote areas

Scientists hope images from the research drones will improve our understanding of tornadoes and lead to better forecasts. 

April 20, 2021 0 Comments
New rating system charts a path to improved tornado forecasts

New rating system charts a path to improved tornado forecasts

All tornadoes -- whether large or small -- originate from thunderstorms, but not all thunderstorms are the same.  Nighttime twisters, summer tornadoes and smaller events can be tougher to forecast.  New research in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society presents a method for rating the skill of tornado warnings based on environmental challenges.

March 3, 2021 0 Comments
Researchers travel to Gulf of Mexico to gather data on Hurricane Laura

Researchers travel to Gulf of Mexico to gather data on Hurricane Laura

August 26, 2020 0 Comments
Weather research visionary and leader returns as NOAA NSSL’s director

Weather research visionary and leader returns as NOAA NSSL’s director

March 20, 2020 0 Comments
NOAA researchers are working to make traveling in winter weather safer

NOAA researchers are working to make traveling in winter weather safer

December 2, 2019 0 Comments
Researchers are gathering data on Hurricane Dorian to improve forecasts

Researchers are gathering data on Hurricane Dorian to improve forecasts

August 30, 2019 0 Comments
Experimental tool helps improve flash flood forecasts in the Northeast U.S.

Experimental tool helps improve flash flood forecasts in the Northeast U.S.

Researchers at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory and the NOAA National Weather Service Weather Prediction Center are testing an experimental flash flood and intense rainfall forecasting tool.

August 28, 2019 0 Comments
NOAA researcher studies how to improve tornado information to save lives

NOAA researcher studies how to improve tornado information to save lives

When a tornado threatens a community, NOAA National Weather Service forecasters issue a tornado warning. Local emergency management agencies sound emergency tornado sirens or send out phone alerts. Broadcast meteorologists tell everyone to take shelter. But how does all of this help the public and how does the public respond?

April 26, 2019 0 Comments
This Earth Day, Explore the Ways NOAA Research is Tackling the Planet’s Biggest Questions

This Earth Day, Explore the Ways NOAA Research is Tackling the Planet’s Biggest Questions

For scientists at NOAA, Earth Day — and every other day of the year — is about getting to the bottom of some of the most pressing questions about the planet we call home: how it works, how it’s changing, and how humans are affecting it.

April 16, 2019 0 Comments
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