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August 2013

Director's Note

hank revercombnHank Revercomb

This month, I’m focusing on recent changes to the SSEC leadership team, and my main message is that the transition plan presented in the State of the Center last year is working...more

Human Resources

Most of you will be getting the 1% increase and the effective date will be July 1, 2013. Payroll and FY budget constraints did not allow campus to get it uploaded on time...more

Comings and Goings


CoRP attendees

Next-Generation Meteorologists Gather in Madison

Young researchers from around the country met at the Pyle Center to present their work in remote sensing of the environment, attend panel discussions on the best ways to advance their careers, and perhaps most importantly....more

margaret mooney presents

North Carolina Museum Presentation and ESIP Teacher Workshop

The fifth annual Earth Science and Information Partners (ESIP) Teacher Workshop took place on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013, on the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill campus...more

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Improvements in Tropical Cyclone Forecasting

This July NOAA implemented routine use of the newest version of a formula, or algorithm, known as the Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT). Under development by researchers at CIMSS since the late 1990s...more


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Majoring in Meteorology in Grandparents University

The University of Wisconsin-Madison offers a unique opportunity for grandparents and their grandkids to spend time together during the summer and have fun learning on campus. It’s all part of Grandparents University...more


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Blog Sparks Interest in Violent Wildfires

While wildfires, and their destructive potential, are grimly familiar, researchers have become aware of another effect of these raging disasters – the development of pyrocumulonimbus clouds...more



Using Satellite Observations of Clouds to Improve Weather Forecasts

Clouds play a crucial role in regulating the earth’s weather and climate. The processes involved in cloud formation also influence...more



Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.

Marston Bates