This study focuses on lightning safety applications at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in preparation for the use of new Geostationary Lightning Mapper data once operational in 2017 from GOES-16. A total of 13 years of North Alabama Lightning Mapping Array and National Lightning Detection data are analyzed for lightning safety applications. Data are analyzed…Read more
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Polarimetric tornadic debris signatures (TDSs) provide a means of confirming that a strong wind field has lofted debris to the altitude of the radar beam. They can increase confidence in an ongoing tornado, which may be noted in tornado warning text to increase the sense of urgency. They may also serve as indicators of weak…Read more
Weather products generated by the National Weather Service (NWS) are crucial for communicating information about weather events. However, it is unclear if the public understands those that exclusively involve wind terminology or the risk posed by nonconvective wind events. To further investigate these questions, we surveyed 373 members of the public from Georgia and Virginia…Read more
What will the future of forecasting look like? Gail Hartfield, July 2017 When I was a kid, my family, like many at that time, had a hefty set of encyclopedias that I relied on for school research projects. It was laborious at times, thumbing through one or more of the 24 volumes to find the…Read more
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