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map showing the locations of the NOAA snow-level OVL radar and the KBBX WSR-88D unit PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHT: Snow-level estimates using operational polarimetric weather radar measurements
DOC Bronze Medal WEB UPDATEPSD Awarded DOC Bronze Medal for El Niño Rapid Rapid Response Field Campaign
Jan 2017 AR WEB UPDATENew animation posted to atmospheric river information page showing recent event
Texas flood photo PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTWhat history tells us about the 2015 U.S. daily rainfall extremes
Boulder flood PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTThe Representation of Cumulus Convection in High-Resolution Simulations of the 2013 Colorado Front Range Flood
Klaus Wolter IN THE NEWSCheck out Klaus Wolter interview with CU's NewsTeam Boulder: La Niña Impacts Colorado Weather
Clark King (left) and PSD director, Robert Webb CONGRATULATIONS!Clark King awarded NOAA Silver Sherman
rainy street PUBLICATION HIGHLIGHTComparison of Global Precipitation Estimates across a Range of Temporal and Spatial Scales
PSD award winners CONGRATULATIONS!PSD employees receive 'Employee of the Year' and 'Outstanding Science Communicator' awards
podium PSD SEMINAR/NOV 30Patrick Laloyaux: Earth system climate reanalyses at ECMWF
podium CSD-PSD SEMINAR/NOV 9Reto Knutti: The value and purpose of the next generation climate models
podium PSD SEMINAR/NOV 4Clara Draper: Land data assimilation, and the use of land surface observations in NASA GMAO's reanalysis program
podium PSD SEMINAR/NOV 3Francesca Viterbo: High-resolution hydro-meteorological modeling of extreme weather events over complex orography areas: applications of WRF and WRF-Hydro model configurations
podium PSD SEMINAR/OCT 28Evan Kalina: Severe convective weather: Microphysical insights from models and dual-polarization radar
de Boer and Shupe IN THE FIELD—CANADAPSD researchers maintain instruments at remote research station in Canadian Arctic
podium PSD SEMINAR/OCT 24Maria Frediani: Forecast Post-Processing with Object-Based Analogs: A Technique to Reduce Spatial Dimensionality and Preserve Local Covariance
de Boer and Shupe IN THE FIELD—ALASKAPSD's Gijs de Boer and Matt Shupe perform research in Oliktok Point, AK this month
podium PSD SEMINAR/OCT 14Janice Bytheway: An Assessment of Warm Season Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts from the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) Model
AMS logo CONGRATULATIONSPSD Researchers Among AMS 2017 Award Winners, New Fellows, and 2018 Lecturers
podium PSD SEMINAR/OCT 13Sam Lillo: Impacts of anomalous mid-latitude wave activity during a strong El Niño
SHOUT mission IN THE NEWSAs part of a story on the approach of Tropical Storm Hermine, PSD's Gary Wick was interviewed on why the Global Hawk unmanned aircraft is so helpful in gathering hurricane data to improve forecasts.
SHOUT mission IN THE FIELDPSD's Gary Wick (2nd from left) is a project scientist for the 2016 SHOUT hurricane mission. Unmanned aircraft data was recently used for the first time to upgrade a tropical storm to a hurricane.
Cox and Uttal IN THE FIELDWay up North: PSD researchers at remote research station in Canada
podium PSD SEMINAR/JUL 27Adam Sobel: Understanding deep convection by parameterizing large-scale dynamics
podium PSD SEMINAR/JUL 20Yukiko Imada: South Pacific influence on the termination of El Niño in 2014
BAMS cover NEW PUBLICATIONPSD researchers co-author article about international Arctic observing network
Jeff Whitaker RECOGNITIONJeff Whitaker awarded Department of Commerce Gold Medal
Roger Pulwarty RECOGNITIONRoger Pulwarty named AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group 2016 Gilbert F. White Lecturer.
podium PSD SEMINAR/JUL 13Isla Simpson: The mid-latitude circulation response to global warming: mechanisms and model diversity
Valery Zavorotny AROUND THE WEB – PSD physicist Valery Zavorotny discussses his contributions to the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) in this video.
Leslie Hartten RECOGNITIONLeslie Hartten receives NOAA OAR 2016 EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service
podium PSD SEMINAR/FEB 25Kelly Ryan: OSSE Evaluation of Aircraft Reconnaissance Flight Patterns and their impact on Hurricane Forecasts
Andy Hoell ON THE AIRAndy Hoell discusses global impacts of El Niño on NPR Science Friday
podium PSD SEMINAR/FEB 17Brian Henn: Using Indirect Observations to Infer Patterns of Precipitation in the Sierra Nevada
podium PSD SEMINAR/FEB 11Lance F. Bosart: Predictability Challenges Associated with Significant North American Weather Events during Winter 2014–2015
Judith Perlwitz RECENLY APPOINTEDJudith Perlwitz Appointed Co-Chair of SPARC Scientific Steering Group
podium PSD SEMINAR/JAN 8Jonghun Kam: Attribution Assessment for Recent Climate Extremes: Record Annual Mean Warmth during 2014 and the 2011-14 California Drought
Calendar EVENT/JAN 12Side meeting on NOAA El Niño Rapid Response Field Campaign to be held at AMS Annual conference
El Nino Rapid Response UPCOMING EXPERIMENT – The 2016 NOAA El Niño Rapid Response Field Campaign kicks off in January
in the news IN THE NEWSMarty Hoerling at 2015 AGU Fall Meeting press conference on 2015-16 El Niño.
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Scott Gregory EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHTMeet Scott Gregory from PSD's Forecast and Modeling Development Team
Southwest Fisheries Science Center EVENT/OCT 26-29PSD Co-organizes NOAA Workshop on North Pacific Ecosystem Tipping Points
Dry Times cover Dry Times – The Fall 2015 issue of NIDIS newsletter is now available. Latest in snowpack monitoring, drought resilience among tribes, research highlights and more.
podium PSD SEMINAR/DEC 1Bill McCormick: Colorado Dam Performance During the September 2013 Floods as Context for Discussion of On-going Efforts to Modernize Dam Design Standards to Accommodate Extreme Rainfall Events
Mike Alexander EVENT/NOV 13Mike Alexander to give keynote talk, An ENSO Survey: Precursors, Present Conditions, and Potential Impacts, at 9th Annual Earth System & Space Science Poster Conference at CU-Boulder.
podium PSD SEMINAR/NOV 4 Maximilian Maahn: Using vertically pointing Doppler radar to study clouds
el nino video screenshot MULTIMEDIA – Check out this new video from PSD and CIRES on El Niño impacts in Colorado
FEWS-NET El Nino map CONTRIBUTION – Research meteorologist Andy Hoell recently contributed to a Famine Early Warning Systems Network alert on El Niño
Denver skyline EVENT/OCT 26-29PSD Hosts 40th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop
calendar EVENT/OCT 23Marty Hoerling and Klaus Wolter are panelists for an El Niño Panel Discussion and Webinar, 10-11am at CU-Boulder, or join in online.
podium PSD SEMINAR/OCT 21 – Scott Powell: A Dynamic Mechanism for Initial MJO Convective Onset
news IN THE NEWSCan you spot the the PSD maps that appear in this news story on El Niño? (Bloomberg)
Bill Otto CONGRATULATIONSBill Otto is co-recipient of national award for contributions to health and safety programs
podium PSD SEMINAR/OCT 7 – Yuanlong Li: Decadal Sea Level Variations in the Indian Ocean Investigated with HYCOM: Roles of Climate Modes, Ocean Internal Variability, and Stochastic Wind Forcing
Klaus Wolter IN THE NEWSKlaus Wolter interviewed about the possibility of 'Super El Niño' (High Country News)
Gary Wick IN THE NEWSGary Wick interviewed about the NOAA SHOUT mission to improve hurricane foreasts
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Ryan Spackman CONGRATULATIONSRyan Spackman selected as NOAA Team Member of the month for his role in the CalWater 2015 field campaign
Global Hawk Field Experiment in Progress – PSD researchers participate in 'SHOUT' – a study to improve hurricane forecasts of track and intensity using data collected by unmanned aircraft
podium PSD SEMINAR/AUG 13 – Evan Kalina: Plowable hailstorms and hurricanes: Using novel observing platforms to improve forecasts of extreme weather events
Linyin Cheng CONGRATULATIONS – PSD's Linyin Cheng will receive the AGU Natural Hazards Focus Group Award for Graduate Research
podium PSD SEMINAR/JULY 22 – Yochanan Kushnir: Natural and anthropogenic forced trends in the Mediterranean Basin: Pattern and consequences