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Understanding the Needs and Use of Probabilistic Forecast Guidance by Stakeholders


National Severe Storms Laboratory

opportunity location
26.76.00.B7602 Norman, OK 73072


name email phone
Pamela L Heinselman 405.325.6595


The research builds on our understanding of processes leading to severe weather to investigate new knowledge obtainable from rapid-update data (~1-min volume scans). This work focuses on observational analysis of rapid-scan S-band phased-array radar data from our severe storm data base. Topics of interest include initiation of deep convection; transitions in storm mode; storm mergers; and evolution of hail, wind, and tornado-producing storms. As appropriate, the research involves analysis of complementary observational (e.g., dual-polarimetric radar) or numerical data sets.



Heinselrnan PL, Torres SM: Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 50: 579, 2011

Heinselrnan PL, et al: Weather and Forecasting 23: 808, 2008


key words
Convection-Allowing Models; human factors; Probabilistic Forecasting; Hail; Winds; Tornadoes; interdisciplinary research


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$60,000.00 $3,000.00

$24,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Electrical Engineering

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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