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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 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 05:25:14 pm, by millercommamatt, 666 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

Balloon Upper-Air Soundings

Now that the ship is in full research mode, we're launching balloon upper-air soundings six times per day. That's every four hours around the clock. Some of my readers are probably asking themselves right now, "What's a balloon upper-air sounding?" Let m… more »
Permalink 08:21:01 am, by millercommamatt, 161 words   English (US)
Categories: General, Meteorology

Peruvian Waters

Good morning everyone. The Ronald Brown is now is Peruvian waters, a place we actually have permission to take data. So, from now on, all the data we collect we can use for publishable research. Both of the radars that I've been tasked with overseeing ar… more »


Permalink 01:19:04 pm, by millercommamatt, 24 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology

One Satellite Image, Five Tropical Cyclones

I ran across something today that you don't see very often. Today's GOES-12 satellite imagery captured five named tropical cyclones in a single image. more »


Permalink 12:50:37 pm, by millercommamatt, 42 words   English (US)
Categories: Meteorology


I received some new information about the VOCALS research cruise I'll be going on in the fall. It looks like we'll be leaving from Charleston, SC on September 29th instead of Miami or Key West, Florida the 1st or 2nd of October. more »


Permalink 12:24:34 pm, by millercommamatt, 93 words   English (US)
Categories: General, Meteorology

I'm Published!

My article for Geophysical Research Letters was published today! The full citation is: Miller, M. A., and S. E. Yuter (2008), Lack of correlation between chlorophyll a and cloud droplet effective radius in shallow marine clouds, Geophys. Res. Lett., 3… more »

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