VLab Forum

Purpose

Research and innovation are the lifeblood of NWS operations. To ensure this essential elixir continues to flow, the Virtual Lab (VLab) Support Team (VLST) hosts a forum each month to showcase potential transition projects. During the forum, a subject matter expert gives a talk on a project which is followed by a lively discussion on the project's implications for NWS operations. Participants can attend forums remotely using GoToWebinar or in person in Building 2 of the Silver Spring Metro Complex. To sign up to receive meeting announcements, please email the VLST at vlab.admin@noaa.gov.

The success of the VLab Forum in supporting the research to operations transition process has been assessed using an on-line survey. You can view the results of the survey for the indicated years at the following links:

2012 Results

2011 Results


Forum Briefings

Title Presenter Date View It
Method and progress to improve predictions of convective storm initiation in the 1-6 hour timeframe
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John Mecikalski 05/18/2016 powerpoint icon
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Automated High-Resolution Ensemble-Based Hazard Detection Guidance
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Curtis Alexander, Isidora Jankov, Trevor Alcott 04/20/2016 powerpoint icon
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Improving Methodologies for Operational Forecasts of Wind Speed and Wind Gusts during Tropical Cyclones
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Jonathan Blaes and Donald Reid Hawkins 03/16/2016 powerpoint icon
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INSITE - An IDSS Tool for Aviation
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Melissa Petty 02/17/2016 powerpoint icon
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Hydrologic Modeling at the National Water Center: Operational Implementation of the WRF-Hydro Model to support National Weather Service Hydrology
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Brian Cosgrove 01/20/2016 powerpoint icon
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Combining Innovations to Improve IDSS: Design and Implementation of an AWIPS Damage Path Tool
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Joshua Scheck, Paul Kirkwood, and Jennifer McNatt 12/16/2015 spacer icon pdf icon
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The Ensemble Situational Awareness Table: Overview and Future Enhancements
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Bill Lamberson 11/18/2015 spacer icon pdf icon
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A Probabilistic Tropical Cyclone Genesis Forecast Guidance Tool Utilizing Global Numerical Models
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Daniel Halperin 10/21/2015 powerpoint icon
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Improving IDSS: Enhancing Forecaster Situational Awareness of Extreme Rainfall Events
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Joshua Scheck and Rich Grumm 08/19/2015 powerpoint icon
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The Science Behind Multi-model Precipitation in the National Blend of Models
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Tom Hamill 07/15/2015 powerpoint icon
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Iris, iNWS, and the Impact Catalog: Update and Roadmap
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Matt Davis 06/17/2015 powerpoint icon
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Hydrometeorology Testbed Overview
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Kelly Mahoney, Allen White, Rob Cifelli, and David Novak 05/20/2015 powerpoint icon
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Science Behind the National Blend of Models Temperature Elements
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Bruce Veenhuis 04/15/2015 pdf icon pdf icon
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NOAA Projects Repository in VLab
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Steve Smith and Mike Giebler 03/18/2015 powerpoint icon
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An Introduction to the National Blend of Global Models Project
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Kathryn Gilbert and Dave Myrick 02/18/2015 powerpoint icon
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The VLab After 2 Years
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Stephan Smith 01/21/2015 powerpoint icon
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Investigating Collaboration Tools for Sandy Supplemental Project HIWPP
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Bonny Strong 12/17/2014 powerpoint icon
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The Joint Hurricane Testbed
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       SFMR Operational Implementation Decision
Christopher Landsea 11/19/2014 powerpoint icon
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The Multi-Year Reanalysis of Remotely Sensed Storms project
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Kiel Ortega and Travis Smith 10/15/2014 powerpoint icon
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Hazardous Weather Testbed: Results from the Experimental Warning Program in 2014
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Gabriel Garfield 09/17/2014 pdf icon pdf icon
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Towards closing the gap in NOAA’s seamless suite of Forecast products: Prospects of “Useful” Predictions for Weeks 3 & 4?
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Muthuvel Chelliah 08/20/2014 powerpoint icon
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CANCELED VLab and Training in the NWS
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Brian Motta 07/16/2014 powerpoint icon
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Nowcasting with LAPS
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Zoltan Toth 06/30/2014 powerpoint icon
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The Iris Project at Five Years: How a Grassroots Rapid Prototyping Project has Grown to Support NWS Operational Needs
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Matt Davis 05/21/2014 powerpoint icon
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Forecasting a Continuum of Environmental Threats (FACETs): A Proposed Next-Generation Watch/Warning Paradigm
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Lans Rothfusz 04/16/2014 powerpoint icon
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The Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning (CI-FLOW) Project
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Kodi Nemunaitis-Monroe 03/19/2014 pdf icon pdf icon
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Using the Ensemble Situational Awareness Table: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Global Ensembles
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Trevor Alcott 02/19/2014 pdf icon pdf icon
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The Virtual Laboratory - Improving R2O Using Collaboration and Development Services
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Steve Smith 01/15/2014 powerpoint icon
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Lightning Jump Evaluation
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Tom Filiaggi 12/18/2013 powerpoint icon
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Forecaster Decision Support Environment (FDSE) Project's Grid Monitor
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Thomas LeFebvre 11/20/2013 powerpoint icon
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CANCELED The CI-FLOW (Coastal and Inland Flooding Observation and Warning) Project
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Kodi Nemunaitis-Monroe 10/16/2013 powerpoint icon
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Web Services for the Next Generation Air Transportation System
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Matthew Peroutka 09/18/2013 powerpoint icon
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The WMO Information System (WIS) and the Next Generation of World Wide Weather Data Exchange
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Bob Bunge 08/21/2013 powerpoint icon
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Event-based Verification and Evaluation of NWS gridded products: The EVENT Tool
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Melissa Petty 07/17/2013 powerpoint icon
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Crowdsourcing Meteorological Data with Mobile Apps
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Kim Elmore 06/19/2013 powerpoint icon
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Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP): Where do we stand after 4 years?
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Fred Toepfer 05/15/2013 powerpoint icon
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Understanding Tropical Climate to Advance Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Prediction
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Michelle L'Heureux 04/09/2013 powerpoint icon
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Meet EDD - The Charleston WV Pilot Project Enhanced Data Display
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Jonathan Wolfe 03/20/2013 powerpoint icon
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Local Climate Analysis Tool Update
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Marina Timofeyeva 02/20/2013 powerpoint icon
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The Past, Present, and Future of Flash Flood Prediction
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Jonathan J. Gourley 01/16/2013 powerpoint icon
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Hydrometeorological Prediction Center 2012 Review and R2O Activities
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Wallace Hogsett 12/19/2012 powerpoint icon
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Lightning Jump Algorithm Evaluation
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Tom Filiaggi 11/28/2012 powerpoint icon
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Rapidly Updating Analysis
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Kenneth Howard 10/16/2012 powerpoint icon
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Local Climate Analysis Tool (LCAT)
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Marina Timofeyeva 09/19/2012 powerpoint icon
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Meteorological Assimilated Data Ingest System (MADIS)   [ Play Recording ] Steve Pritchett 08/15/2012 powerpoint icon
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Rip Current Local Collaboration Project (Observation, Analysis, and Forecasting)
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Michael Churma, John Schattel, and C-S Wu 07/18/2012 powerpoint icon
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Damage Assessment Toolkit Status Report Dario Leonardo and Ira Graffman 06/20/2012 powerpoint icon
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Overview of the NSSL 2012 Experimental Warning Program   [ Play Recording ] Greg Stumpf and Travis Smith 05/02/2012 powerpoint icon
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The CSTAR Program



CSTAR Alumni



Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement
Dr. Curtis Marshall 03/21/2012 powerpoint icon
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Assessing the Predictability of High-Impact Events and Why There is Limited Use of Ensembles in NWS Operations Dr. Brian Colle 02/15/2012 powerpoint icon
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Geo-targeted NWS Alerts Coming to Millions of Cell Phones Bob Bunge


Mike Gerber
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Integrated Hazard Information Services (IHIS) Tracy Hansen 11/16/2011 powerpoint icon
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Relating Winter Weather to Societal Impact Brian Cerruti 10/19/2011 powerpoint icon
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Cool- and Warm-Season Precipitation Forecasting over the Northeast: Scientific Challenges and Technology-Transfer Opportunities Dr. Lance Bosart and Dr. Dan Keyser 09/21/2011 powerpoint icon
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Local High Resolution Wave Modeling: The Nearshore Wave Prediction System (NWPS) Andre Van Der Westhuysen 08/17/2011 powerpoint icon
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A Real-time Coupled Wave/Atmospheric Regional Forecast and Analysis System: CWARFS Steven Lazarus 07/21/2011 powerpoint icon
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Weather and Emergency Management Decision Support Ken Galluppi and Jessica Losego 06/15/2011 powerpoint icon
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National Operational Model Archive and Distribution System (NOMADS) and Plans for the National Climate Model Portal Glenn Rutledge 05/18/2011 powerpoint icon
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Forecasting High Impact Events Dr. John Horel 04/20/2011 spacer icon
 
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Gridded Localized Aviation Model Output Statistics Program (GLMP) Judy Ghirardelli 03/16/2011 powerpoint icon
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Virtual Worlds and NWS Operations Eric Hackathorn 02/16/2011 powerpoint icon
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Convective Initiation Using LAPS/WRF Steve Albers and Isidora Jankov 01/19/2011 powerpoint icon
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Global Systems Division’s Web Services Jebb Stewart 12/15/2010 powerpoint icon
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Network-Enabled Verification Service (NEVS) Jamie Vavra and Jennifer Mahoney 11/17/2010 powerpoint icon
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LAPS in AWIPS II Paul Schultz 10/20/2010 powerpoint icon
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Transitioning Mobile Decision Support Services (iNWS) into NWS Operations Dario Leonardo 09/22/2010 powerpoint icon
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Chesapeake Bay Inundation Prediction System (CIPS) Anthony Siebers 08/18/2010 powerpoint icon
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NOAA’s Storm Surge Roadmap: Transition Research to NWS Operations Jesse Feyen 07/21/2010 powerpoint icon
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Severe Hazards Analysis & Verification Experiment (SHAVE) Travis Smith 06/16/2010 powerpoint icon
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Weather Radar Range Oversampling: Addressing Users' Needs for Faster Updates and Better Data Quality Sebastián Torres 05/19/2010 powerpoint icon
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Mobile Solutions for Storm Damage Surveys Kris Lander and Parks Camp 04/28/2010 powerpoint icon
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EMP3, a demonstration of decision support system components Paul Schultz 03/17/2010 powerpoint icon
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Establishing an Ecological Forecasting System: Predicting Sea Nettles in the Chesapeake Bay Chris Brown 02/17/2010 powerpoint icon
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Mobile Decision Support Services InteractiveNWS (iNWS) Aaron Sutula 01/29/2010 powerpoint icon
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Multiple-Radar / Multiple-Sensor (MRMS) severe weather applications Kurt D. Hondl 12/16/2009 powerpoint icon
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Inter-Regional Integrated Services Darone Jones 11/18/2009 powerpoint icon
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"Easy to Deploy" Surface Moorings for Ocean Observing Systems Chris Meinig 10/21/2009 powerpoint icon
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Research and Innovation Transition Team (RITT) and The RITT Forum Steve Smith 09/16/2009 powerpoint icon
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