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Dec 13
Autumn Newsletter from the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC)

Isidora Jankov of GSD describes recent projects involving SREF evaluations.

6 Nov 13
The Experimental Regional Ensemble Forecast System (ExREF)

The Experimental Regional Ensemble Forecast (ExREF) system is a tool for developing and testing new Numerical Weather Prediction methodologies. It is a joint project between ESRL/GSD, the Hydrometeorological Testbed, and the National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

15 Aug 13
OAR Data Sharing and Research Collaborations with EIG EUMETNET

NOAA and the European Meteorological Services Network are now exchanging GPS-Met data on a routine basis, contributing to improved weather and climate forecasting and research.

OAR Contributes to Improved Understanding of Precipitation in the Amazon
ESRL scientists participated in a study of how convective precipitation events occur in the Equatorial Amazon Rain Forest. The transition from shallow cumulus fields to precipitating cumulonimbus is detectable in high temporal resolution GPS-Met water vapor measurements.

12 Aug 13
GSD's Contributions to Summer 2013 Intensive Field Studies

In support of two intensive field studies in the Southeast U.S., GSD's Assimilation and Modeling Branch provided forecasts of air quality and weather using the state-of-the-art fully coupled Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model with the addition of chemistry (known as the WRF-Chem application).

6 Aug 13
Science On a Sphere® - The 100th System Installation Worldwide

The 100th worldwide installation of a Science On a Sphere® (SOS) System took place during the week of July 29 – August 2, 2013, at the headquarters of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland.

5 Aug 13
GSD's INSITE Tool Completed

INtegrated Support for Impacted air-Traffic Environments was developed to help bridge the gap between weather information and its use for air traffic management decisions.

23 Jul 13
SOS Holds Workshop in Boulder for Science and Social Studies Teachers

"The Sphere Next Door," a teacher workshop for Colorado secondary science and social studies educators, was held in Boulder on July 17 and 18, 2013.

9 May 13
Glider Soaring Distance Record with the Aid of GSD's HRRR Forecast System Infrastructure

High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model forecasts supported a recent long-distance soaring flight from Minden, NV to Gunnison, CO.

7 May 13
NOAA-NIST Collaboration on IT Infrastructure in Boulder, Colorado

Through an IT equipment co-location agreement, GSD is now home to NIST Boulder's Disaster Recovery Tape Library System.

26 Mar 13
NOAA Earth Information System (NEIS) Development Work at GSD

The NEIS team at GSD is developing prototype concepts for Open Weather and Climate Services (Open WCS), designed to help with the discovery, access, understanding, and visualization of NOAA data from the past, present, and future.

13 Feb 13
ESRL Contributes to Transition of Improved GOES Sounder Products into Ops

Web-based software developed by GSD/FAB has been used to support the decision to put new sounder retrieval algorithms into operational use.

16 Jan 13
Weather Evaluation Team Meets at ESRL in Boulder

The Weather Evaluation Team (WET), part of a joint government/industry initiative aimed at improving air traffic flow, held a meeting on 4-6 December 2012 at ESRL.

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