This historic outbreak, like many that came before it, now ranks as the most thoroughly-documented tornado outbreak in United States history.
Category: Weather Technology
Moscow Testing Cloud Seeding; Promises Winter Without Snow
The mayor of Moscow is hoping to implement a weather modification plan that would prevent the traditional snows from blanketing Moscow this winter. And his plan may have already been tested…with interesting results.
New Wind Farm Causing Problems for Doppler Radar
A relatively new wind energy farm in central Wisconsin has created a newly-discovered, puzzling side effect: interference with the local National Weather Service doppler radar.
Oklahoma Wildfires Visible from Space
The massive wildfires in Oklahoma this week have been photographed by satellites in space which detect infrared heat signatures. The is image released by the NWS shows the widespread nature of this week’s fires.
Doppler Radar Detects OK Wildfires
The National Weather Services doppler radar in Norman Oklahoma captured images of several grass fires in Oklahoma.
NOAA Set to Launch New Climate Satellite
The National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is on track to launch a new weather satellite into space next month.
Doppler radar can detect more than just weather
Doppler weather radar has become ubiquitous in today’s American culture as people seek to stay updated on weather conditions from home, from their cell phone, and while on the road.Â But on calm weather days, meteorologists have time to examine some of their tools and instruments with a different eye. While doppler weather radar is […]
NOAA Completes US Tsunami Warning System
NOAA has completed deployment of 39 floating buoys designed to detect tsunamis.
NASA to Develop Hurricane Strength Monitor
By developing a network of surface sensors to monitor hurricane intensity over the northern Pacific Ocean, NASA hopes to gain a higher resolution of data on hurricane strength in the area. The network will reportedly incorporate components of the National Lightning Detection Network as lightning is an indicator of the strength of convection, thus the […]
NASA to Release 3D Images of Sun
These should be great – three dimensional images of the sun’s surface, revealing the structure of solar flares, priminences, and sunspot activity. As the sun gains more significance in the eyes of researchers examing the possible causes of terrestrial climate change (see more On Solar Variability and Global Warming), these three dimensional imaging techniques stand […]