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December 01, 2023

GSL scientist Dave Turner leads 5th National Climate Assessment Chapter

NOAA GSL Senior Scientist Dave Turner is an Agency Chapter Lead Author for the5th National Climate Assessment Mitigation Chapter. The U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA) is mandated by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The assessment is conducted about every four years and is an authoritative scientific analysis of climate change risks,...

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November 09, 2023

Announcing the release of UFS Short-Range Weather App v2.2.0

Code sharing enables innovations in numerical weather prediction scienceThe Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) and the Unified Forecast System (UFS) community have released the Unified Forecast System (UFS) Short-Range Weather (SRW) Application v2.2.0. The Unified Forecast System (UFS) is a community-based, comprehensive Earth modeling sy...

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November 03, 2023

GSL hosts students from Colorado School of Mines for Capstone project

GSL hosted students from the Colorado School of Mines on 26 September 2023 for a tour of NOAA data centers in Boulder. The students are working on an eight-month Capstone project to design a Tier III multi-tenant data center that is 35,000 sqft. and supports 5 megawatts of load with zero-carbon energy generation. The students toured three NOAA d...

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October 17, 2023

Modernizing NOAA's precipitation guidance for U.S. dams in a changing climate

Caption: Scientists from the NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory and the NOAA Global Systems Laboratory tour the Chimney Hollow Reservoir site in Colorado.Dams deliver essential services that support multiple infrastructure sectors and industries in the United States. U.S. dams irrigate at least 10 percent of U.S. cropland, help protect more than ...

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October 09, 2023

2023 Forecast of Eclipse Impact on Sunlight

NOAA GSL scientists have included the effects of solar eclipses in NOAA's High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) operational weather model, which provides foundational weather forecasts for the aviation and energy industries. Figure 1: Image from NOAA’s short-range weather forecast model HRRR (High-Resolution Rapid Refresh). The HRRR predicts th...

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October 04, 2023

GSL has named Dr. Curtis Alexander as GSL Deputy Director

GSL proudly announces Dr. Curtis Alexander as GSL Deputy Director. Dr. Alexander received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Pennsylvania State University (1999) and the University of Oklahoma (2002, 2010), respectively. He joined GSL in 2009 as a University of Colorado Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences re...

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