Category: Meteorology

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Changes Ahead

I'm retiring the use of this software to run my journal and I've switched to Wordpress. The transition is still a work in progress, but, for the moment, you should use the URL Eventually, you'll just be able to use millerco… more »


Permalink 03:13:24 pm, by millercommamatt, 16 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

Thunderstorm Time Lapse Video

I like all the mammatus clouds that you see at the very end of the video. more »


Permalink 11:57:44 am, by millercommamatt, 54 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

Hurricane Tracking

We're already more than a month into the Atlantic hurricane season. If you're looking for some nifty online tools to keep track of storms this year I'd like to recommend Stormpulse. Stormpulse provides a pretty slick interface to view a storm's history a… more »


Permalink 03:25:26 pm, by millercommamatt, 164 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

Tracking Convective Cells

For work, I've been thinking about ways to easily track the movement of convective cells in radar data. It's easy to define the existence of a convective cell as any area with a reflectivity greater than a certain threshold. If you stack successive radar… more »


Permalink 01:36:43 pm, by millercommamatt, 48 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

Congratulations VORTEX 2 Researchers

I'd like to congratulate the VORTEX 2 research teams. They finally managed to collect some data on tornado producing super cells. There is only a week left in the project and a lot of people where worried that they would go the whole project without obse… more »


Permalink 10:39:43 am, by millercommamatt, 112 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology


Many of my co-workers here at NCSU left this week to participate in the VORTEX 2 field research project in the Great Plains. The purpose of VORTEX 2 is to study the formation of tornadoes. VORTEX 2 involves hundreds of researchers from dozens of universi… more »


Permalink 05:56:48 pm, by millercommamatt, 480 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

Last Full Day

Today is my last full day aboard the Ronald Brown. We're scheduled to arrive in Arica around 10:00am local time tomorrow. Already things are winding down on the ship. There are numerous conversations about what people are going to do when the get to Aric… more »


Permalink 01:33:42 pm, by millercommamatt, 826 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

Buoy Operations: Recovery

Most of the instruments that are deployed either on an open-ocean buoy or on the mooring line are unable to transmit their data to shore via satellite phone. They have to store their data on internal memory cards. As a result, if you want to collect the… more »

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