Identifying and Tracking Thunderstorms

Challenge: 

When multiple thunderstorms are occurring, it’s hard for forecasters to keep track of the characteristics of each one (severity, hail potential, etc.) and where the storms are moving.

Solution: 

Thunderstorm Identification, Tracking, Analysis and Nowcasting (TITAN) System. NCAR developed TITAN to support research on thunderstorm morphology and rain production, but it was expanded to support aviation hazard prediction, rain augmentation studies, and hydrology. TITAN has been installed at a number of sites around the world.

Benefits: 

TITAN is used for meteorological and hydrological research, forecasting related to aviation, severe weather forecasting, precipitation analysis and conducting and evaluating weather modification projects. This technology is provided freely through a UCAR license.