DAES announces new three-year, $450,000 NOAA Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Science (CSTAR) Program funded grant

March 29, 2016 - DAES is pleased to announce the funding of a new, three-year, $450,000, NOAA Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Science (CSTAR) Program grant, “Development of improved diagnostics, numerical models, and situational awareness of high-impact cyclones and convective weather events”. The new CSTAR award marks the sixth such grant DAES has received, totaling more than $1.8 million.

In collaboration with the Albany National Weather Service, PI Kristen Corbosiero and co-PIs Andrea Lang, Justin Minder, Brian Tang, Ryan Torn, Lance Bosart, and Daniel Keyser, will conduct research to improve the forecast and warning capabilities of the operational meteorological community by applying scientific research findings to the development of products and services. The proposed research is expected to lead to increased scientific understanding and improved situational awareness of high-impact weather events, including heavy snowfall accumulations, damaging convective and synoptic-scale winds, severe hail, and tornadoes, which have the potential to cause substantial societal and economic disruption.