Welcome to NWS Louisville's Science and Technology Website
The NWS Louisville Science and Technology website has undergone a major overhaul with many new documents, articles, images, links, and severe weather events. The site exists to enhance your knowledge and understanding of atmospheric processes important to accurate weather prediction, severe thunderstorm structure and evolution, hazardous winter storm structure, NWS Doppler radar, new dual pol radar, weather research, and other meteorological and technological information.
To access the site from NWS Louisville's homepage, click on "Items of Interest" under the "Additional Info" header in the left hand column menu, then click on the "Science and Technology" icon under the "Science and Outreach" section. This will take you to the homepage of the Science and Technology site as shown below.
Below is a brief overview of the information available:
Doppler Radar Technology: Information on NWS Doppler radar, how it's used, and example images.
Doppler Radar Images: Numerous sample images of radar and dual pol products (see below), along with detailed discussions for each image.
Dual Pol Radar: Overview of dual pol technology, training, FAQ, operational applications, etc.
Severe Weather Events: Links to numerous past severe weather and flash flood events in NWS Louisville's area. Also contains links to real-time radar data.
Training Documents: Many links to training presentations/files on severe storm environments and structure, heavy rainfall, flooding, winter weather, and atmospheric processes.
Research Papers: Links to many journal articles, conference papers, and reports related to severe weather, heay rain and flooding, and winter weather.
AWIPS: Overview of the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System installed at all NWS offices.
NOAA Weather Radio: Much information about NOAA Weather Radio.
Weather Event Simulator: Discusses the system used to replay and simulate past hazardous weather events for training purposes.
Scientific Links: Many links to other scientific-related websites.
Below is an example of the NWS Doppler radar images available on the Doppler Radar Images page. A discussion is available for each image.
We hope you enjoy the renovated NWS Louisville Science and Technology site. Comments and suggestions can be emailed to us at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.