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NASA Enlists Students to Develop Glider for Weather Research, Forecasting

NASA‘s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California has enlisted the help of students to develop a subscale glider to aid weather research, prediction and airborne science programs at the National Weather Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Weather Hazard Alert and Awareness Technology Radiation Radiosonde glider is based on the …

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DHS Org Seeks Flood Response, Resilience Strategies; Daniel Cotter Comments

The first responders group within the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate seeks public input that can assist flood-related research and development efforts. FRG seeks answers to a set of questions about data sources, information sharing platforms and emergency-specific support efforts to facilitate future flood response preparation, DHS said Thursday. The queries are part of the group’s National …

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NOAA, Partners Develop National Water Model to Aid Flood Forecasting Efforts

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has implemented a new tool that works to simulate water movements in the country’s rivers and streams as well as generate water forecast information. NOAA said Tuesday the National Water Model is designed to run on the agency’s Cray XC40 supercomputer and process data from more than 8,000 stream gauges …

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Report: FEMA Plans App Redesign With Ambit Group

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will collaborate with Ambit Group to update a mobile application the company originally developed for the agency to disseminate safety tips and tools, GCN reported Thursday. Derek Major writes FEMA and Ambit Group will redesign the app to make it easier for users to access agency-provided information. “Right now we’re in the …

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NOAA Updates Global Forecast System to Process 4-D Weather Data, Provide Hourly Updates; Louis Uccellini Comments

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has updated the Global Forecast System in an effort to process four-dimensional weather data and provide hourly updates on weather conditions. NOAA said Wednesday the update was made through the use of supercomputers that the agency acquired early this year. “The GFS is the foundation for …

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NOAA Launches Weather Forecast Equipment Repair Facility in Missouri; Kathryn Sullivan Comments

The National Weather Service has opened a new weather service equipment repair facility in Missouri that is leased by the General Services Administration. The 222,000 square-foot building in Grandview will house a national logistics and reconditioning center responsible for the proper function of weather monitoring systems, GSA said Thursday. “Each …

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