Tag Meteorology

40 years and counting, NOAA renews partnership with UW

May 22, 2020

CIMSS is recognized internationally for its satellite expertise, spanning geostationary and polar-orbiting platforms. This network of satellites forms the backbone of a global observing system developed to monitor our planet and ensure public safety.

Long-term data show hurricanes are getting stronger

May 18, 2020

In almost every region of the world where hurricanes form, their maximum sustained winds are getting stronger. A warming planet may be fueling the increase.

NOAA plan to improve weather forecasting includes UW–Madison

December 18, 2018

NOAA cooperative institutes, like the University of Wisconsin–Madison Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS), play a key role in mitigating weather-related losses by increasing innovation and research opportunities.

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.