Professors Dong, Kennedy and Gilmore Receive NOAA Grant
Professors Xiquan Dong, Aaron Kennedy and Matt Gilmore recently received a grant award from NOAA entitled “Improvement of Convective/Severe Weather Prediction through an Integrative Analysis of WRF Simulations and NEXRAD/GOES Observations over the CONUS”. This work will be funded under the NOAA Research to Operation (R2O) program. This is a 2-year grant funded for $491,707, which will support graduate students and the investigators’ research efforts.
The NWS Research to Operations (R2O) Initiative is a NOAA program to expand and accelerate the transfer of critical weather forecasting research to operations in order to address growing service demands and increase the accuracy of weather forecasts. This grant will help NOAA forecasters provide more accurate predictions of severe local storms and their associated risks of heavy rain, damaging winds, hail and tornadoes. Severe storms cause billions of dollars in property damage each year along with injuries and loss of life.