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November 30, 2022

The METexpress Visualization Suite

The NOAA Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) and the Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) have collaboratively developed METexpress, a lightweight, quick-start visualization suite used to retrieve and view data from the advanced Model Evaluation Tools (METplus). METplus is a unified verification system for community model development efforts, and mark...

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November 29, 2022

GSL receives three NOAA Bronze Medals

The Department of Commerce Bronze Medal is are the highest honor award granted by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and recognizes federal employees for superior performance and is awarded to individuals, groups (or teams), and organizations. Congratulations to all our GSL, CIRES, and CIRA recipients!

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November 14, 2022

NOAA GSL's Machine Learning Tropical Cyclone Detection System

NOAA Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) scientists, in collaboration with scientists from the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) and NVIDIA, investigated the use of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to extract information for tropical cyclone (TC) forecasting. The goal of the collaboration was to de...

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November 04, 2022

NOAA’s NWS and GSL successfully rebuild experimental model on the Cloud

Computing capacity is crucial for advances in data processing in weather and climate models, but as newer model versions have increased data resolution, on-site capacity may not be sufficient. On September 21st, 2022, the NOAA National Weather Service and NOA Global Systems Laboratory development teams were able to demonstrate that NOAA's Rapid ...

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October 26, 2022

GSL delivers the prototype Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information system to Bay Area users

Tracking raindrops from cloud to ground to river and ocean in the San Francisco Bay Area.Heavy rain events are a hazard for California’s San Francisco Bay area and can overwhelm the water and wastewater infrastructure. The Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information (AQPI) is a regional project awarded to NOAA and collaborating partners by t...

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October 19, 2022

GSL advances software visualization and display system for use by forecasters

The Weather Archive and Visualization Environment (WAVE) is an online tool used by NOAA National Weather Service (NWS) forecasters to create consistent, understandable graphics for use in decision support, on social media, and in presentations. WAVE is being developed in partnership with the NWS, and can be accessed with NOAA credentials.GSL’s W...

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