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October 27, 2021

New study: Better forecasts lead to smaller losses in work time

New research has shown that adverse weather conditions such as rain, sleet, and snow lead to significant increases in both commute time and driver risk. This imposes significant costs on both individuals and the economy. A recent study by Colorado State University (CSU) and NOAA’s Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) scientists quantifies the economi...

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October 04, 2021

GSL and CSL paper identified as a top ten paper that has influenced the field of tropospheric chemistry

A 2005 paper published in Elsevier’s Atmospheric Environment was identified as one of the top ten papers that has influenced the field of tropospheric chemistry. The paper, “A fully coupled “online” Weather Research and Forecasting/Chemistry model” was authored by Georg Grell (GSL), Steven Peckham (CIRES), CSL’s Stuart McKeen and Greg Frost, Br...

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September 27, 2021

GSL staff awards from Commerce and NOAA!

Congratulations to the GSL team for these Department of Commerce and NOAA Awards!NOAA Distinguished Career Award: John Brown “For a career devoted to scientific excellence and exemplary service by advancing numerical weather prediction and mentoring a generation of scientists.”Department of Commerce Bronze Medal: Forrest Hobbs "For successful tr...

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September 13, 2021

Outcomes from the Hazard Services Summer 2021 Functional Assessment Test

GSL researchers hosted their fourth virtual Functional Assessment Test (FAT), evaluating next-generation Hazard Services capabilities. Hazard Services will modernize how the National Weather Service’s WFOs and National Centers create forecasts, watches, and warnings and consolidate these efforts into a single highly customizable software system....

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September 03, 2021

GSL projects in the HFIP Real-Time Experiment - 2021

Each hurricane season brings the opportunity to demonstrate advances that improve weather model accuracy. The Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) real-time Experiments (HREx) starts officially on August 1 and ends on October 31. Real-time model products are evaluated after each season to identify techniques that appear particularly pro...

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September 01, 2021

A month of smoke forecasts from GSL's FV3-Chem model

GSL's visualization expert created this video of wildfire smoke forecasts from July 8-August 9, 2021 from GSL's experimental FV3-Chem model. This shows the broad reach of smoke as it is carried by the wind across the world.

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