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Headlines Archive 2006

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18 Dec 06
Fulbright Scholarship Activities at ESRL

The Fulbright Association Colorado Chapter visited DSRC on 18 November for a demonstration of Science On a Sphere®.

22 Nov 06
Wooly Magma: A Mammoth Project

During the week of 27 Nov, several visitors will join NOAA staff in assembling 4000 "Wooly Magma" education kits which will be distributed nationwide as part of NOAA's 200th Anniversary commemoration.

21 Nov 06
Cooperative Science Centers Moving Forward

At an early November meeting at ESRL, partners and potential participants discussed research and educational outreach topics to be investigated by NOAA's new Interdisciplinary Scientific Environmental Technology (ISET) Cooperative Science Center.

18 Oct 06
Revolutionary Air Profiling System Parachuted from Balloon at 72,000 ft

A team of GMD and GSD scientists recently completed the third test of the AirCore™ atmospheric gas concentration profile sampler.

11 Sep 06
NWS CONOPS Testing Commences

GSD and the National Weather Service are working together on a month-long pre-prototype test of NWS' proposed "clustered peer" Concept of Operations.

31 Aug 06
LAPS Assists Ammo Drop to Soldiers in Firefight

The LAPS-based Precision Airdrop System developed by GSD for the Department of Defense was used recently to assist in a drop to soldiers deployed in Afghanistan.

9 Aug 06
MADIS Mesonet Database Now Contains Over 20,000 Surface Stations

In July 2006, the ESRL Global Systems Division's (GSD) Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) surpassed 20,000 surface stations in its mesonet database.

1 Aug 06
NOAA GPS-Met Observations Improve Canadian Weather Forecasts

Scientists from Environment Canada report that assimilation of ESRL's Global Systems Division (GSD) ground-based GPS observations into Canadian weather models improves their humidity forecasts.

14 Jul 06
Sanctuary Visitors View Science in a Unique Fashion

A team from GSD's Technology Outreach Branch installed a Science on a Sphere® exhibit that opened to crowds of nearly 10,000 on July 4th at the Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center in Alpena, Michigan.

13 Jul 06
2005 OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Award

A paper by Stan Benjamin and co-authors describing the Rapid Update Cycle analysis system and discussing some issues associated with high-frequency data assimilation cycling has received one of the 2005 OAR Outstanding Scientific Paper Awards.

12 Jul 06
Improved Aviation/Severe Weather Forecasts through RUC Implementation

The GSD-developed Rapid Update Cycle, a very-short range forecast system used by the National Weather Service, was upgraded on July 11. Key users of this system include NWS and FAA aviation forecasters and NWS severe weather forecasters.

16 Jun 06
Boulder Science Gets Creative

GSD scientists will be speaking at three cultural events in Boulder which illustrate linkages between art and science.

12 May 06
2006 Rocky Mountain Weather and Climate Workshop

A workshop for volunteer weather observers will be put on by ESRL/GSD, NWS/WFO Boulder, NWS/Space Environment Center, and NCAR on Saturday, 20 May.

NOAA's Newest Computer Room
Construction is just wrapping up on NOAA's newest computer room which is housed at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, CO.

30 Mar 06
NOAA's MADIS Data Management System Expands to Global Data Coverage

MADIS now provides access to real-time global METAR observations, as well as observations from several other surface networks with coverage outside the U.S.

22 Mar 06
GSD Signs Technology Transfer Agreement with Australian Bureau of Meteorology

GSD's Information Systems Branch will tailor the Graphical Forecast Editor for use by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.

17 Mar 06
NOAA's Science on a Sphere® Opens at the Tech Museum in California

View from Space, the newly installed Science On a Sphere® (SOS®) exhibit, opens on March 31st at The Tech Museum of Innovation located in downtown San Jose, California.

8 Mar 06
Another Museum Gets SOS®

A team from GSD's Technology Outreach Branch installed NOAA's Science On a Sphere® at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu during the week of February 20th.

9 Feb 06
High Visibility for Science On a Sphere®

In January, SOS® was installed at the Science Museum of Minnesota and was featured in two high-profile demonstrations.

24 Jan 06
ESRL's GSD Contributes Cover Article to BAMS December Issue

Dr. Alexander MacDonald's article, "A Global Profiling System for Improved Weather and Climate Prediction," is featured in the December 2005 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS) as the cover story.

17 Jan 06
NOAA's VACT Used to Evaluate Augustine Volcano Eruptions

The Volcanic Ash Coordination Tool (VACT) developed by NOAA's Global Systems Division (GSD) was used in real time to evaluate location, areal extent, and movement of ash from the recent eruptions of Mt. Augustine in Alaska.

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