Stories indexed under: Meteorology

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  • Tip: The 12 days of experts Dec. 11, 2013 For many, the holiday season brings joy, fun and cookies. Lots of cookies.
  • Photo: Blizzard Weather: More data + more computers = better forecasts Sept. 9, 2013 Been beefing about weather forecasts? Did the “experts” miss a thunderstorm, botch the rainfall prediction, mistake cloudy for sunny or windy for calm? You’re not alone. Forecasts of weather are already way better than forecasts of, say, unemployment or grain harvests, but that doesn’t lead us to predict that the caterwauling over weather forecasts will dampen.
  • Photo: Louis Uccellini National Weather Service director to speak at UW-Madison Aug. 20, 2013 Louis Uccellini, head of the National Weather Service and a University of Wisconsin–Madison alumnus, will bring the service’s plan to build a “Weather-Ready Nation” to the UW–Madison campus Thursday evening.
  • Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy UW scientists track Sandy's fury Oct. 30, 2012 Hurricane Sandy has earned it reputation as a perfect storm, even among meteorologists. But while Louis Uccellini, environmental prediction chief for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said, “This is the worst-case scenario,” the storm researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison weren’t so sure.
  • Ackerman named to Graduate School physical sciences post Jan. 31, 2012 Steve Ackerman, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, has been named Interim Associate Dean for the Physical Sciences in the UW-Madison Graduate School. He assumed his new post Jan. 13.
  • Photo: Blue Marble Satellite renamed to honor UW-Madison space pioneer Jan. 25, 2012 NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have renamed their newest Earth-observing satellite after Verner Suomi, a longtime UW-Madison professor who often is called the father of satellite meteorology.
  • Suomi remembered for problem-solving ability, drive Jan. 25, 2012 Verner Suomi’s career — even his life — may not have been as long and illustrious had he not been an inveterate problem solver.
  • Has there ever been a semester without a major snowstorm? Dec. 15, 2011 With memories of blizzards and snow days fresh in our heads, Inside UW-Madison wondered about the relative lack of snowfall this month and whether a fall semester has ever gone by without accumulating snow. Madison currently stands at a paltry 1.6 inches.
  • UW–Madison home to weather-predicting supercomputer Nov. 2, 2011 A new supercomputer designed to run weather prediction models is now the most powerful computer of its kind on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, where researchers will help make those models more accurate.
  • Using satellites to enhance air quality understanding Feb. 23, 2011 The first late winter thaws bring puddles, mud, and a promise of spring in the air. But there may also be something less wholesome in the air - very high levels of air pollution.
  • Satellite image of Wisconsin Art from above: Satellites see Wisconsin Feb. 7, 2011 Few know that the genesis of observing the Earth's weather from space is a Wisconsin idea.
  • Satellites give an eagle eye on thunderstorms Dec. 15, 2010 It's one of the more frustrating parts of summer. You check the weather forecast, see nothing dramatic, and go hiking or biking. Then, four hours later, a thunderstorm appears out of nowhere and ruins your afternoon.
  • Weather Guys get new platform at Why Files Web site March 5, 2010 The Weather Guys - two University of Wisconsin-Madison professors of atmospheric sciences - will now appear at The Why Files, a Web site that covers science behind the headlines.
  • Satellite images Capturing tomorrow's satellite data with today's instruments Sept. 17, 2009 A satellite that won't be launched into orbit until 2015 is already paying dividends for an advanced weather research project.
  • Radar images Beating the radar: Getting a jump on storm prediction June 16, 2009 Satellite observation of cloud temperatures may be able to accurately predict severe thunderstorms up to 45 minutes earlier than relying on traditional radar alone, say researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center.
  • Flood seminar seeks to avoid future devastation March 30, 2009 Two national experts will join more than a dozen Wisconsin researchers and government officials in April in Madison at a symposium aimed at helping Wisconsin communities avoid devastating floods like those that inundated the Midwest last year.
  • Dust storm satellite Dust plays larger than expected role in determining Atlantic temperature March 26, 2009 The recent warming trend in the Atlantic Ocean is largely due to reductions in airborne dust and volcanic emissions during the past 30 years, according to a new study.
  • Pioneer of climatology dies at 88 June 12, 2008 Reid Bryson, a towering figure in climatology and interdisciplinary studies of climate, people and the environment, and the founder of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's meteorology department and Center for Climatic Research, and the first director of the Institute for Environmental Studies, died in his sleep early June 11 at his home in Madison.
  • Curiosities: Why does the sky turn green before a tornado? June 6, 2008
  • Satellite image of dust storm off West Africa African dust forecast may help hurricane season predictions May 20, 2008 As the official June 1 start of the Atlantic hurricane season approaches, forecasters are developing predictions about the severity of this year's season. For the first time this year, African dust may provide a piece of this puzzle.