Each spring, the National Weather Center hosts an experiment that brings together the top weather minds in forecasting, research, and academia to test new technologies that will become part of the weather field in the future.
Created with a video game theme, this video features NWS forecasters and participating researchers, interviewed in four “levels” including, “Tactical Role Playing,” “Real-Time Strategy,” “Co-Op Feedback,” and “Experience Points.” The Spring Experiment has been the cornerstone of the Hazardous Weather Testbed (HWT) for more than a decade, where forecasters are provided with a first-hand look at the latest research, concepts and products. At the same time, research scientists gain valuable understanding of the challenges, needs and constraints of front-line forecasters.
NSSL, the NWS Storm Prediction Center, and the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Norman, Okla. sponsor the Spring Experiment. The end result meets another NWS goal to increase the development, application and transition of advanced science and technology to operations and services. #2011 #Wx #testbed #forecasting #research #science #technology #NOAA #NWSSPC #OK #Oklahoma @NWS @NOAANSSL
Credit: NOAA NSSL/James Murnan