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2013-05-13 23:03:50

NCAR is launching a major field campaign this week with collaborators to better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will hit the Rockies and Plains. The project, featuring research aircraft and cutting-edge computer simulations, will point the way toward major improvements in 6- to 24-hour forecasts of severe weather. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 To help better predict where and when spring thunderstorms will rip across Colorado´s Front Range and the adjacent High Plains,...

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2010-04-27 14:45:23

2010 expedition takes place May 1st though June 15th In the largest and most ambitious effort ever made to understand tornadoes, more than 100 scientists and 40 support vehicles will hit the road again this spring. The project, VORTEX2--Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes--is in its final season: May 1st through June 15th, 2010. VORTEX2 is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Scientists from more...

2009-10-15 13:19:00

INDUS will continue to support the National Severe Storms Laboratory VIENNA, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- INDUS Corporation, a leading Federal IT solutions provider, announced today that it has been awarded a new, multi-year contract by the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL), a component of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Under the contract, INDUS will continue to provide support services for the management, operation, and maintenance of Information...

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2009-04-23 08:20:00

Imagine a monster tornado is ripping through a neighboring county and bearing down on yours. If you live in north Alabama, your forecasters are well prepared to tell you when to seek shelter. The National Weather Service there shares a building "“ the National Space Science and Technology Center "“ with NASA's Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT, Center. SPoRT puts state-of-the-art NASA satellite data directly into forecasters hands, arming them to recognize...

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2009-04-07 16:44:53

Although most people view tornadoes as something to avoid, next month a small army of scientists will be doing just the opposite, traveling the nation's central region in search of twisters. Organized by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ambitious initiative to explore the origin, structure and evolution of tornadoes will take place from May 10-June 13, 2009. The project, known as VORTEX2 (V2), will be the biggest attempt...

2005-06-09 18:51:32

Tornado warnings have improved significantly and the number of tornado casualties has decreased by nearly half since a network of Doppler weather radars were installed nationwide by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service a decade ago, according to a study published in the June issue of Weather and Forecasting, a journal of the American Meteorological Society. Researchers examined the impact of Weather Surveillance Radar-1988 Doppler (WSR-88D), also...

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2005-04-27 07:12:14

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) -- An experimental radar system aimed at giving meteorologists a clearer picture of a forming tornado is being installed in Chickasha, Rush Springs, Lawton and Cyril, according to a University of Oklahoma meteorology professor. Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier says the system is expected to go online by next spring. The radar system is being developed jointly by the University of Oklahoma and three other universities. It is called the Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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