News clips at a glance: Oct. 14 – 21
Summary: NCAR scientist Deb PaiMazumder (MMM) was interviewed by Channel 9 in Denver about a study he led on better prediction of “flash droughts.” Our news release on this research was co-issued by NSF, and covered by a number of broadcast, print, and online media outlets. A new WRF-Hydro visualization did well in social media, helping to promote the story for a second week.
Flash Drought Prediction, Deb PaiMazumder (MMM)
Scientists in Colorado Work on Predicting Flash Droughts
(Channel 9 in Denver)
Study Eyes Flash Drought Forecasts
(Summit County Citizen Voice)
Extreme Weather Prediction, NCAR
Why Isn't the U.S. Better at Predicting Extreme Weather
(New York Times Magazine, briefly referred to NCAR)
Fall foliage, Danica Lombardozzi (CGD)
Rocky Mountains in the Fall: See a 360-Degree Video View
(This Lombardozzi-narrated piece produced by Denver7 also ran on a number of other TV station websites including in Arizona, California, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.)
Tornado research, NCAR's Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF)
Sand Mountain Magic: Why Does Sand Mountain Have So Many Tornadoes?
(WHNT-TV, Huntsville, Alabama, story about the VORTEX Southeast field campaign)
Social Media Highlights:
A tweet about WRF-Hydro that included a visualization of precipitation surging through U.S. waterways was shared 127 times and reached 20,600 people.
Flash droughts (MMM)
The National Science Foundation tweeted about our new study on the predictability of flash droughts to its 879,000 followers. It was retweeted 20 times.