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Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch

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RAMMB emphasizes severe and tornadic storms, tropical cyclones, and mesoscale aspects of mid-latitude cyclones, including genesis, development, intensification and prediction. Development efforts focus on mesoscale forecast and nowcast products based on multi-spectral satellite data integrated with other observations such as Doppler radar and aircraft reconnaissance data and numerical predictions models. The Branch leads research on the use of satellite data to characterize the structure, development and intensification of tropical cyclones and improve prediction. RAMMB has a strong education and outreach through the Virtual Institute for Satellite-Integrated Training (VISIT) program and coordination with the International Regional Meteorological Training Centers, leading NESDIS research outreach and technology transfer to NWS field offices with mentoring and on-site, interactive and remote training modules.