UAlbany Researchers Featured on FOX 5 New York ‘Weather Extremes’ Special

By Mike Nolan

ALBANY, N.Y. (Nov. 28, 2023) — Researchers at the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center are featured on a new FOX 5 New York “Weather Extremes” special.

FOX 5 NY's Audrey Puente visited the ETEC research and development complex earlier this month to learn about how UAlbany is using artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies, to improve weather prediction and emergency response.

Researchers at ASRC are currently contributing to a $20 million National Science Foundation institute that will advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies to improve our understanding of weather and climate, including its societal impacts and related decision-making.

UAlbany was awarded $2.4 million through the NSF institute to lead the development of AI-based technologies that will be used to better monitor and predict winter weather, as well as tailor tools that can be utilized for decision-making when severe winter storms are looming.

The FOX 5 NY special includes interviews with Chris Thorncroft, director of ASRC and the New York State Mesonet, operated by UAlbany, and Kara Sulia, director of UAlbany’s xCITE lab, a state-of-the-art data and visual analytics center located at ETEC.

The segment aired on Thanksgiving across the New York metropolitan area on FOX 5 NY, along with nationally on FOX Weather.

You can watch the full special on the FOX 5 NY website.