A senior researcher at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, N.J., Morris Bender has been on the hurricane research team at GFDL since 1976, developing highly accurate models for hurricane forecasting and more recently exploring the influence of climate change on hurricane activity.
NOAA Sea Grant researcher Arindam Gan Chowdhury creates indoor hurricanes using wind tunnels to improve the design of buildings in their path.
Weather forecasters rely on an incredibly large amount of information when they make forecasts and issue warnings. A new system, activated by NOAA’s National Weather Service last week, quickly harnesses the tremendous amount of weather data from multiple sources, intelligently integrates the information, and provides a detailed picture of the current weather.
NOAA researchers are aiming new kinds of technology at hurricanes to enhance predictions regarding both the path and intensity of each new storm.
While the relatively quiet 2013 Atlantic hurricane season produced the fewest hurricanes on record since 1982, ranking it the sixth least-active season since 1950, this didn’t stop the Hurricane Research Division (HRD) of the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) from having a successfully active season of data collection.
Understanding the mysterious Madden-Julian Oscillation
Advancing knowledge of air quality interactions with weather and climate
Informing Texas with climate data and information
Predicting rapidly-developing droughts based on plant stress
Understanding the ocean's changing chemistry
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