SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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Funding from the FACETs Paradigm, which supports multiple-hazard research across severe weather tropical cyclones, precipitation extremes, air quality, flash flooding, hydroclimate extremes, and other hazards, supported this research on a baseline study of public responsiveness to tornado warnings, gaining insights into warning reception, comprehension, and response by time of day and situation. The warning time of day impacts the public's confidence that they will receive, understand, or respond to warnings; confidence about responsiveness corresponded with typical waking hours (n=3000).


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Funding from the FACETs Paradigm, which supports multiple-hazard research across severe weather tropical cyclones, precipitation extremes, air quality, flash flooding, hydroclimate extremes, and other hazards, supported this research on developing a framework for the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) to produce experimental 4-hourly convective outlooks, and the R2O that has led to calibrated probabilistic model guidance that runs in real-time to support SPC forecaster's production of the outlooks.


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ESPC-funded MOM6 work to enable eddy-resolving resolution runs (0.08 deg) with good preliminary results. This is an improvement over previous modeling which, at best, offered 0.1 degree resolution that was insufficient for understanding the details of all sizes of ocean eddies. Future work on incorporating internal wave drag parameterizations for tides, data assimilation preparations, and open boundary conditions (for nests) was also funded.

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