Tag Meteorology

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

March 13, 2017

Scientists have created a detailed simulation of a tornado-producing supercell thunderstorm that left a path of destruction over the central Great Plains in 2011.

GOES-16 offers Earth’s first light in true color

January 24, 2017

After spending months in space, quietly orbiting the Earth, the next-generation geosynchronous satellite has broken its silence and sent back its first images, with help from UW–Madison.

New UW–Madison project funded by NOAA could improve weather forecasting

November 16, 2016

Weather balloons better watch their backs. A new weather forecasting tool could soon find itself part of the day-to-day operations of the National Weather Service, and UW–Madison researchers are testing it.