COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR SEVERE AND HIGH-IMPACT WEATHER RESEARCH AND OPERATIONS (CIWRO)
- Weather Radar and Observations – To accelerate the transfer of knowledge between the meteorological and engineering communities (in academia, and government and private laboratories) to improve the design, usability, and supportability of the NEXRAD WSR-88D Doppler weather radar.
- Mesoscale and Stormscale Modeling R&D – To understand cloud and mesoscale dynamics, microphysics and the precipitation process and their relationships to large and small scale forcing, and to develop procedures for assimilation of meteorological data into simulation and prediction models of these processes. The work done here represents a fundamental building block for eventual applied techniques.
- Forecast Applications Improvements R&D – To accelerate the transfer of research knowledge and skills between the academic and NOAA operational meteorological communities to both improve the design and utilization of weather observing systems and improve weather analysis, prediction and warning products.
- Subseasonal to Seasonal Predictions for Extreme Weather Events – To extend and apply the understanding of mesoscale processes to the problem of climate maintenance and change and S2S predictability in the context of extreme events.
- Social and Socioeconomic Impacts of High Impact Weather – To estimate the societal and socioeconomic impacts and values of stormscale and mesoscale high-impact weather systems and regional-scale climate variations of extreme events to facilitate the mitigation (enhancement) of the adverse (beneficial) impacts.
- Howard University^
- Pennsylvania State University
- Texas Tech University
- University of Albany
^ Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
|First 5-Year Award|
|Award Period||October 1, 2021- September 30, 2026|
|Research Performance Progress Reports||
October 2021 – June 2022
July 2022 – June 2023
|CI Review by Science Advisory Board||Scheduled for 2025|