Hydrometeorology Applications Program

Early Warning Forecasts Speeding to Lake Victoria

The HIGH impact Weather LAke SYstem (HIGHWAY) Project

SNOWIE - Advancing the Science of Cloud Seeding

A Transformational Approach to Winter Orographic Weather Modification Research

NCAR flooding experts quoted in FiveThirtyEight article

NCAR flooding experts quoted in FiveThirtyEight article

NCAR Contributes to Study of First Quantifiable Observation of Cloud Seeding

Potentially augmenting snowpack and water supplies in semiarid U.S. and regions worldwide

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Providing relevant information to water resource decision makers

The main goal of the Hydrometeorological Applications Program is to provide relevant information to high-impact weather, flood warning, and water resource decision makers through directed and basic research and development in hydrometeorology, aerosol-precipitation interactions, very short term precipitation nowcasting, cloud microphysical modeling, and winter weather.

Applications focused on water resources, flood warnings and control, winter weather precipitation events, and weather modification are growing at a rapid rate. Earth’s water supply, when considered on a regional basis, may not be sustainable relative to agricultural and industrial practices of the last century. RAL is motivated to building this research area to meet the needs of national (federal, state, county and municipal) and international organizations in the public and private sectors and to make a significant contribution to the science of hydrometeorology.

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HAP Solutions

Decision Support Tools for Farmers
Weather is the critical factor in the success of a harvest.
Leaf Area Index (LAI) from HRLDAS on 22 April 2006.

Weather, both directly and indirectly, is the critical factor in the success of a... more