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August 12, 2022

GSL's Summer 2022 Intern Class!

GSL hosted 19 undergraduate and graduate students this summer as part of the largest internship class ever. The students come from a variety of programs, and for the first time, GSL partnered with CIRES to create a summer internship program for 11 students. Our other interns are through the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, NOAA William M. La...

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July 28, 2022

Distinguished career of Dr. Stan Benjamin

GSL celebrates the distinguished career of Dr. Stanley G. Benjamin. Dr. Benjamin has an outstanding scientific and service record at the nexus of meteorological research and its extension to earth-system prediction with operational prediction. For more than 40 years he has led and contributed to a broad range of research to develop weather model...

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July 05, 2022

GSL models demonstrated in the 2022 Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall Experiment

NOAA GSL’s experimental models were demonstrated at the 10th annual Flash Flood and Intense Rainfall (FFaIR) Experiment. The experiment is running from June 20 to July 22 on weekdays hosted by the Weather Prediction Center’s Hydrometeorology Testbed (HMT). Flash floods can yield devastating impacts on life and property, which is why access to a...

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July 05, 2022

Common Community Physics Package v6.0.0 released to the public

NOAA’s current high-resolution weather model operates on a 3km grid, but how do we program the model to describe a 100-meter-wide cumulus cloud that grows into a thunderstorm? The cloud is too small for the model to represent it with equations of motion. The answer is by developing “physical parameterizations,” that make assumptions to describe ...

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June 29, 2022

Major milestone: UFS Short-Range Weather Application 2.0.0 released on June 23 2022

Sample plot from the release version of the SRW application from test cases -- this example is from a high-resolution (3km) forecast over the CONUS on July 1, 2019 and shows how the updraft helicity and reflectivity coincide.Code sharing enables innovations in numerical weather prediction scienceThe Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) was a co-lead ...

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June 23, 2022

GSL smoke products will transition to new NOAA supercomputer

The National Center for Environmental Protection (NCEP) is set to transition their suite of smoke forecast products to use NOAA Global Systems Laboratory’s Rapid Refresh (RAP) smoke model(RAP Smoke). The change will take place effective June 28th as a result of NCEP’s transition to a new supercomputer system.NOAA GSL’s Rapid Refresh has been ope...

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