April 3, 2009. Bradley McCune has received an Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience (UCARE) award from UNL to work with Dr. Adam Houston in the 2009-2010 AY on a comparison of tornado vortex signature position as represented on mobile and surveillance radars.
May 1, 2009. Alexander Gibbs has received a Center for Great Plains Studies Resarch Grant-In Aid. The funds will go towards the purchase of a RAID array that will be used for the radar-based thunderstorm climatology that Alex and other members of SSRG are working towards completing.
April 20, 2009. Congratulations to Brian Barjenbruch for successfully defending his thesis and completing his M.S. degree.
November 6, 2008. Alexander Gibbs has received an American Meteorological Society travel grant to attend the 89th AMS Annual Meeting.
October 15, 2008. Dr. Adam Houston has received NSF funding to participate in the second phase of the Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes Experiment (VORTEX-2). This funding is designed to advance the use of unmanned aircraft for studying supercells and their environments. It is a 2-year collaborative grant worth $356,000 that involves the University of Colorado, University of Oklahoma, and Rasmussen Systems.
August 1, 2008. Dr. Adam Houston has received a $189,054 NSF grant to examine criticality, a theory for understanding and forecasting deep convective initiation.
March 28, 2008. Dr. Adam Houston has received a University of Nebraska Layman Fund award for the proposal "The Dependence of High-Precipitation Supercells on Pre-existing Airmass Boundaries: A Targeted Modeling Study".
March 1, 2008. Alexander Gibbs has been accepted into Project Fulcrum, an NSF supported program at UNL that "unites students, teachers and scientists to promote math and science education".
November 5, 2007. Anthony Reinhart has received an AMS Student Travel Grant to attend the 88th AMS Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
September 15, 2007. Dr. Adam Houston has received a $100,000 NSF grant to testing unmanned aircraft systems in Colorado during the summer of 2008. This is a collaborative project with Dr. Brian Argrow at the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
June 21, 2006. Dr. Adam Houston has been awarded a Big 12 Faculty Fellowship for the UAV testing this summer at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
April 28, 2006. The UNL Department of Geosciences has been awarded a Unidata equipment award in the amount of $20,000. The funded proposal (Dr. Adam Houston, Principal Investigator) will go toward substantially upgrading its existing server tasked with LDM, file server, and web server duties in order to facilitate the use of meteorological data by hydrologists hired through the campus-wide Water Resources Research Initiative.
In the News
Droning it in: Storm-chasing unmanned aerial vehicle makes first foray into nascent twister, June 8, 2010
First unmanned aircraft in a suercell thunderstorm, May 17, 2010
Drone aircraft to aid tornado research study in Great Plains, April 15, 2010
Unexpected data, June 27, 2010
Supercell sleuths, June 27, 2010
Drone to probe birth of tornadoes, April 30, 2010
UNL part of multi-state tornado project, April 17, 2009
Flying into the vortex, April 9, 2009
April 9, 2011. Dr. Adam Houston gives talk on the use of the UAS to collect storm data during VORTEX-2 at the 11th Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium in Lincoln, NE.
October 11-14, 2010. The Severe Storms Research Group gives two oral presentations and one poster presentation at the 25th Severe Local Storms Conference (AMS) in Denver, CO.
September 24, 2010. Drs. Adam Houston, Brian Argrow (UC-Boulder), and Eric Frew (UC-Boulder) give talk on UAS component of VORTEX-2 at the Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Conference in Denver, CO.
July 22, 2010 Dr. Adam Houston gives talk on UAS component of VORTEX-2 at the Durham Museum in Omaha, NE.
March 9, 2010. Dr. Adam Houston gives talk at the Omaha/Offutt chapter of the American Meteorological Society on the use of the UAS in the atmospheric sciences.
November 19, 2009. Dr. Adam Houston gives two talks at the University of Nebraska - Kearney.
November 5, 2009. Dr. Adam Houston gives talk on deep convection initiation at the 2009 Severe Storms Symposium in Glen Ellyn, IL.
October 14, 2009. Dr. Adam Houston gives talk on criticality at the 5th European Conference on Severe Storms in Landshut, Germany.
April 4, 2009. Dr. Adam Houston gives talk on the UAS component of VORTEX-2 at the 9th Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium in Lincoln, NE.
October 27-31, 2008. The Severe Storms Research Group gives one oral presentation and four poster presentations at the 24th Severe Local Storms Conference (AMS) in Savannah, GA.
October 12, 2007. Dr. Adam Houston gives T. Mylan Stout seminar at the University of Nebraska.
October 9, 2007. Dr. Adam Houston gives talk at the UCAR annual meeting in the "Atmospheric Observing Systems in the US" breakout session.
February 13, 2007. Dr. Adam Houston gives presentation to Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University.
November 9, 2006. The Severe Storms Research Group gives one oral presentation and two poster presentations at the 23rd Severe Local Storms Conference (AMS) in St. Louis, MO.
February 10, 2006. Dr. Adam Houston gives prsentation at UNL Department of Geosciences as part of the T. Mylan Stout lecture series.