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August 18, 2020

GSL Staff honored with 2020 NOAA Silver Sherman Awards

Two GSL staff were honored with a NOAA Silver Sherman Award. The Silver Sherman is awarded on an ad hoc basis by each member of the NOAA Leadership. It recognizes an individual who has performed work above his or her normal requirements, achieved a milestone that contributed significantly toward the attainment of a particular program goal, or de...

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August 04, 2020

NOAA GSL experimental model predicts smoke movement from California fire

While the eastern seaboard deals with the aftermath of Tropical Storm Isaias, the Apple Fire in southern California is poised to send smoke across much of the southwest United States over the next few days. NOAA’s experimental HRRR-Smoke model predicts that by midnight on Wednesday, August 5, smoke from the Apple Fire will drift over Arizona, N...

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August 03, 2020

Hazard Services winter capabilities transitioned to NWS weather forecast offices

In August, a limited number of NWS Weather Forecast Offices (WFOs) will test and evaluate Hazard Services Winter Weather Watch/Warning/Advisory (WWA) capabilities. This will be possible through a special version of the software that GSL’s Evaluation and Decision Support Division has built and will make available to certain WFO’s. This will enabl...

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July 28, 2020

GSL's John Brown: American Meteorological Society's 2020 Charles L. Mitchell Award

GSL’s John Brown has been honored with the American Meteorological Society’s 2020 Charles L. Mitchell Award “For selfless dedication during more than four decades of service in developing forecast techniques, advancing model performance, training forecasters, and forecasting for large field programs. The Charles L. Mitchell Award is given in rec...

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July 27, 2020

New NOAA research model improves dust, air quality forecasts

One of NOAA's newest models is providing more accurate forecasts of where the air quality impacts of the dust from the Saharan desert will be felt. Take a look at the movement of the dust as predicted by the model and visualized by NOAA GSL's Science On a Sphere® team. The coupled global weather and chemistry research model, dubbed FV3-Chem, pr...

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June 15, 2020

GSL/CIRA’s Jeff Beck receives CIRA Exceptional Service Award

GSL/CIRA researcher Jeff Beck has been honored with a CIRA Exceptional Service Award for his leadership in the development, testing, and support of regional capabilities of NOAA’s numerical weather prediction models.Jeff has taken multiple leadership roles over the past year to help foster collaboration and community development of the Stand Al...

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