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20 Nov 12
GSD at the 5th Science On a Sphere® Users Collaborative Network Workshop

The 5th Science On a Sphere® (SOS) Users Collaborative Network Workshop was held November 6 – 8, 2012 at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. The GSD/TOB SOS Team played an integral part in its success.

15 Nov 12
The Second LAPS User Workshop

Over 60 participants from NOAA, other government agencies, the private sector, academia, and international LAPS users attended the second user workshop held at the David Skaggs Research Center/Earth System Research Laboratory from October 23 – 25.

16 Aug 12
ESRL/GSD Provides HRRR Numerical Weather Model Data Support To NASA

The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model, developed by GSD's Assimilation and Modeling Branch, is supporting NASA's program for Integrated Alerting and Notification concepts for the Vehicle Systems Safety Technologies Project.

24 Jul 12
Science On a Sphere® Installed in American Samoa

The NOAA Science On a Sphere® team has installed SOS in the Tauese P. F. Sunia Ocean Center in Pago Pago, American Samoa - just the second SOS installation in the Southern Hemisphere.

9 Jul 12
Brand New Science On a Sphere® Website Now Live

In addition to a new look and feel for the SOS website, the dataset catalog is now database driven to enable sorting, searching, and easier browsing.

22 Jun 12
Australia's Bureau of Meteorology Awards Featuring GSD's GFE

Australia's Bureau of Meteorology has received some major accolades for their Next Generation Forecast and Warning System Project, a major component of which is installing the Graphical Forecast Editor (GFE) in their forecasting offices.

1 Jun 12
Smoke Particles/Chemical Data Assimilated in High Res. Real-Time Forecasts

The experimental HRRR-Chem air quality forecast model captured a narrow plume of fine particles from fires in southwestern New Mexico and its impact on Colorado regional air quality due to the inclusion of wildfire smoke emissions and chemical data assimilation.

7 May 12
New ESRL Weather Forecast Computer Model Goes On Line at NWS/NCEP on May 1

On 1 May, NOAA began using a new frequently-updating weather forecast model that was developed at ESRL/GSD and NWS's National Centers for Environmental Prediction.

23 Apr 12
New NOAA Supercomputer Goes Operational

On 1 February, NOAA's new supercomputer, Zeus, began operations at NOAA's Environmental Security Computing Center in Fairmont, WV.

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