Applied Meteorological Research

Through the Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) program, the NWS provides funding to the university community for highly collaborative applied research activities.

The CSTAR program creates a cost-effective transition from basic and applied research to operations and
services.

This service-science linkage provides a foundation for the ongoing infusion of science and technology into NWS operations.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Awards are related to topics of regional and national importance such as developing an operational system for probabilistic quantitative precipitation forecasts in the U.S., improving the prediction of warm- and cool-season heavy precipitation events over the Northeastern U.S., improving forecasts of topographically-forced weather systems in the Carolinas and Virginia, and improving operational radar algorithms in the Inter-mountain West.


Agency - Department of Commerce

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