Outstanding Publication Award

UCAR
2007
Rita Roberts. Co-nominee and co-author included Steven Rutledge (Colorado State University)
Internal
Nominee

This paper outlines the incorporation of operational radar data into an automated nowcasting system for consistent and reliable improvement in short-term forecasts of thunderstorm behavior. The technique is now being incorporated in the production of National Weather Service warnings and in research at NOAA, NASA, and the Federal Aviation Administration.

Roberts, R. D., and S. Rutledge, 2003: Nowcasting storm initiation and growth using GOES-8 and WSR-88D data. Weather and Forecasting, 18, 562-584

DOI: 
10.1175/1520-0434(2003)0182.0.CO;2