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February 03, 2021

GSL Seminar: Commercial-Aircraft-Based Weather Observations for NWP: Data Coverage, Forecast Impacts, and COVID-19

GSL/CIRES scientist Eric James gave a seminar "Commercial-Aircraft-Based Weather Observations for NWP: Data Coverage, Forecast Impacts, and COVID-19."Click here for a link to the recorded presentation.Click here for the slides.Weather observations from commercial aircraft constitute an essential component of the global observing system and have ...

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February 12, 2021

Science On a Sphere® receives commendation letter

SOS Team Commendation Letter.pdfJanuary 20, 2021Dear Members of NOAA’s Science on a Sphere Team,I am delighted to commend you for your superior performance in building NOAA’s Science On a Sphere (SOS) community. The SOS is NOAA’s most far-reaching and dynamic education and outreach tool. It is a tremendous technology for engaging the public in u...

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January 28, 2021

500K people in NE U.S. receive their first live winter weather product from Hazard Services

On January 26 around half a million people in southwestern New Hampshire received their first live Winter Weather Advisory from the Hazard Services software (see attached).The GYZ (Portland/Gray, Maine) NWS office was one of a limited number that tested and evaluated new GSL Hazard Services Winter Weather Watch/Warning/Advisory (WWA) capabilitie...

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January 20, 2021

GSL participates in a GPU Hackathon

Scientists around the world and at GSL are working on fundamental changes to computer code to improve the computational efficiency of weather models. In early December 2020, four GSL researchers participated in intensive “hacking” sessions with mentors from NVIDIA and Lawrence Livermore National Labs to accelerate their computer code towards an ...

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January 15, 2021

​The amazing research resume of High-Resolution Rapid Refresh Model

From its inception as an experiment to improve forecasts for aviation, to the transition of its final update to NOAA National Weather Service operations, the Global Systems Laboratory’s pioneering High-Resolution Rapid Refresh weather model established a remarkable resume of research accomplishments. Experimental versions of the HRRR improved t...

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December 21, 2020

GSL co-hosts a successful virtual SOS Workshop

GSL and the NOAA Office of Education co-hosted the 10th Science On a Sphere® (SOS) Users Collaborative Network Workshop December 1-3, 2020. This year it was held virtually for the first time with were more than 200 participants from eight countries and 68 presenters. GSL researchers hosted five sessions. The theme of the workshop was “Celebratin...

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