Convection on a Computer Screen

The Power of Technology
Scientists at NOAA use special techniques and instruments to look at convection on a computer screen. They study radar images and create computer models of convection to gather clues about how convection affects weather and climate. The use of technology helps us gain a better understanding of convection.
Millimeter Cloud Radar image shows
how radars can be used to observe atmospheric convection. Touch the links below to... what a cloud radar can tell us.
...check out the skies near Boulder with a current cloud radar image.
...control convection currents by experimenting with a computer model.

Link to more information about how radars
see inside of clouds. Link to current cloud radar images. Link to information about using models to understand convection. Return to Main Page.