ESRL Global Systems Division
23 Sep 15
NOAA SOS Education Specialist to share NOAA science with local community
Hilary Peddicord will be a guest speaker for the Boulder Valley School District’s Lifelong Learning speaker series on Tuesday, September 29. Peddicord is the Education Specialist for the Science On a Sphere® program.
17 Sep 15
Indonesian delegation commemorates SOS installation agreement
A distinguished delegation from Indonesia, led by North Sulawesi Governor Sinyo Harry Sarundajang, visited ESRL/GSD on September 4, 2015 to commemorate their Science on a Sphere® installation Memorandum Of Understanding.
14 Sep 15
ESRL/GSD wins prestigious Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research
ESRL/Global Systems Division’s (GSD) modeling team has been honored with the Colorado Governor’s Award for High Impact Research for the development and implementation of the High-Resolution Rapid-Refresh weather model.
1 Sep 15
NOAA's SOS Explorer™ – coming to your desktop
On September 1st, NOAA released SOS Explorer™, a free, downloadable flat-screen version of Science on a Sphere®.
5 Aug 15
Pre-release teacher workshop for new Science On a Sphere™ “Explorer”
Science On a Sphere Explorer™, a downloadable flat screen version of the popular NOAA Science on a Sphere® (SOS), will be released by ESRL/GSD at the end of August. This revolutionary software will make SOS technology and datasets, usually found at museums and science centers, accessible to everyone including teachers and their classes.
16 Jul 15
GSD’s experimental ‘Hazard Services’ system tested in flash flood forecasting environment
Forecasters are hands-on with a new hydrologic hazards function during the Multi-Radar/Multi-Sensor (MRMS) Hydro Experiment, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma.
7 Jul 15
Stratosphere an Accomplice for Santa Ana Winds in California Wildfires
NOAA researchers have found that on occasion, natural atmospheric events known as stratospheric intrusions bring extremely dry air from the upper atmosphere down to the surface, adding to wildfire danger and exacerbating some air pollution episodes.
30 Jun 15
Teachers Visit Boulder to learn Climate Research and Education Initiatives
More than two dozen teachers from around the nation were introduced to the latest climate change research, information, networks, and resources at the Boulder Climate Change Workshop held from June 25-27, 2015.
7 Apr 15
SOS at the Annual Space Weather Workshop
The annual Space Weather Workshop will feature special presentations to international space weather professionals using SOS.
25 Mar 15
NOAA's SOS at National Science Teachers Association National Conference
At the NSTA National Conference in Chicago, SOS Education Specialist Hilary Peddicord presented lessons and gave demonstrations featuring SOS's new flat-screen classroom application, SOS Explorer™.
23 Feb 15
GSD Hazard Services Team Meets Major Milestone
In collaboration with the National Weather Service and Raytheon Technical Services, GSD staff have met a major milestone in developing a new Hazard Services system for NWS forecasters. The upcoming 15.1.1 build of AWIPS II (September 2015 field release) will include a version of Hazard Services that will allow forecasters across the nation to experiment with the new functionality for hydrological hazards.
6 Feb 15
NOAA Engages Broader Weather Community with Open Data Initiative
NOAA's High Impact Weather Prediction Project will begin its Open Data Initiative on February 9, 2015. The goal is to actively involve the broader weather forecasting community in the evaluation of model development.
26 Jan 15
First SOS System in Middle East
The first Science on a Sphere® in the Middle East has been installed at the Children’s City Museum in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
21 Jan 15
MADIS Successfully Transitioned from Research to Operations
Collaborative work between OAR, NWS, and NESDIS led to the Meteorological Assimilation Data Ingest System (MADIS) being declared operational on January 21. MADIS was established in 2001 to prototype access, integration, quality control, and distribution techniques for real-time observation data, and now provides quality-controlled data from a wide variety of observing systems covering the globe.