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GSL's Science On a Sphere® transitions to operations

November 17, 2021

Global Systems Laboratory’s (GSL) Science On a Sphere ® operations began the transition From GSL to the NOAA Office of Education on October 1, becoming the first official research-to-education operations transfer at NOAA. This flagship education and technology program has long been a shining star for NOAA and our efforts to bring NOAA’s global ...

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GSL's modeling team wins the 2021 NOAA Administrator's Award

October 31, 2021

GSL’s modeling team has been honored with the 2021 NOAA Administrator’s Award for developing and delivering final upgrades to the first hourly-updated weather model that predicts high-impact weather on an urban scale to help save lives and property. The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) now includes the first ensemble-based convective scale d...

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

October 27, 2021

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

October 04, 2021

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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GSL staff awards from Commerce and NOAA!

September 27, 2021

GSL's John Brown, Forrest Hobbs, Jennifer Mahoney, Georg Grell, Curtis Alexander, and Stan Benjamin all received honors from NOAA and the Department of Commerce. 2021 NOAA Distinguished Career Award John Brown: “For a career devoted to scientific excellence and exemplary service by advancing numerical weather prediction and mentoring a gener...

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Outcomes from the Hazard Services Summer 2021 Functional Assessment Test

September 13, 2021

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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