Tag Weather

Multi-university collaboration will use data science to find the next El Nino

A new collaboration involving UW–Madison will develop novel data science tools to sniff out hidden weather patterns, improving weather forecasts and scientific understanding of global climate.

Weather advisory – flooding

We urge members of the campus community to use caution while driving. Do not attempt to drive through flooded streets.

Weather watching for busy people

You probably don't have time to gaze up at the sky all day as the weather changes. Fortunately, cameras stationed atop the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Sciences building are doing it for you. In this time-lapse video, you can see why in Wisconsin we say, "If you don't like the weather ... wait a minute."

For scientist studying turbulence, the sky is the limit

Michael Graham, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, is a leader in the field, and a recently awarded Department of Defense Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship is enabling his potentially transformative research on turbulence.

Snowfall patterns may provide clues to Greenland Ice Sheet

A new UW–Madison study describes a unique method to measure snowfall on the Greenland Ice Sheet that could help answer some key questions.

UW-Madison course examines natural disasters

When Harold Tobin was planning the course on "Natural Hazards and Disasters" last spring, he could not know that hurricanes and wildfires would own the news cycle this semester.

A scientist and a supercomputer re-create a tornado

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.

Abrupt climate change could follow collapse of Earth’s oceanic conveyor belt

A new study shows Earth’s oceanic conveyor belt, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, may be less stable than thought, posing a risk of abrupt climate change.

More frequent hurricanes not necessarily stronger on Atlantic coast

Active Atlantic hurricane periods, like the one we are in now, are not necessarily a harbinger of more, rapidly intensifying hurricanes along the U.S. coast, according to new research performed at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Sunrise at the Arboretum

The sun rose on a cold and quiet University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum on Jan. 4. Temperatures were only in the single digits, and most students were still gone on winter break.

Students, families encouraged to plan ahead for weekend winter storm

What you should know about commencement and final exams, with 7-11 inches of snow, gusty winds and subzero temperatures in the forecast.

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

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.

UW-Madison scientists help fly Global Hawk drone into Hermine, other hurricanes

The Global Hawk is part of a three-year experimental mission called SHOUT (Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology), focused on studying whether the drone can improve hurricane analysis and forecasting in an economically feasible way.

A better way to predict the weather on sea and over land

Scientists at UW–Madison have made new updates to old technology that will enable weather forecasters to make improved predictions of severe weather.