Professor Improves Weather Predictions

Professor Yao Liang

Professor Yao Liang from the School of Science is heading a multidisciplinary project to rebuild the National Weather Service’s River Forecasting System. The new computerized system is designed to improve the NWS’s predictions of floods and drought. Designed to be more user-friendly, the system increases capabilities to draw from satellite and other sources of data to improve weather forecasting. A rigorous testing and validation process is underway at one of the NWS river forecast centers to extend the system to centers across the country.