Monthly Archives: October 2020

JOM: Initial Assessment of Unmanned Aircraft System Characteristics Required to Fill Data Gaps for Short-term Forecasts: Results from Focus Groups and Interviews

The integration of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the weather surveillance network must be guided by the data needs of the principal stakeholders. This work aims to assess data needs/gaps for short-term forecasts (<1-day lead time) issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) and then identify UAS characteristics required to fill these gaps. Results from…
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JOM: Ground-Based Corroboration of GOES-17 Fire Detection Capabilities During Ignition of the Kincade Fire

Corroboration of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-17 (GOES-17) wildland fire detectioncapabilities occurred during the 24 October 2019 (evening of 23 October LST) ignition of the Kincade Fire innorthern California. Post-analysis of remote sensing data compared to observations by the ALERTWildfirefire surveillance video system suggests that the emerging Kincade Fire hotspot was visually evident in GOES17 shortwave…
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Fall Scholarships & Grant Now Open

The NWAF Arthur C. Pike Scholarship in Meteorology is now open until 12/10/2020. The NWAF Phillips Family Undergraduate Scholarship for Meteorology is now open until 12/10/2020. The NWAF Meteorological Satellite Applications Award Grant is now open until 03/25/2021. Visit nwafoundation.org for more information about NWAF Scholarships and Grants. Want to join the National Weather Association?…
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2020 NWAF Scholarship and Grant Recipients

Congratulations to this year's NWAF Scholarship and Grant Recipients! Dorien Minor, Georgia Institute of Technology 2020 David Sankey Minority Scholarship in Meteorology Amanda Novak, University of Oklahoma 2020 Bob Glahn Scholarship in Statistical Meteorology Nash Rhodes, University of Oklahoma 2020 NWA Broadcast Meteorology Scholarship Samantha Michlowitz, University of South Alabama 2020 Ken Reeves Memorial AccuWeather…
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