On December 18, 2015, Dr. Louis Uccellini, Director of the NOAA National Weather Service, visited the New York State Mesonet, located at the University of New York, Albany.  The NYS Mesonet  was created in 2014.  Dr. Uccellini, along with other NOAA representatives visited the NYS Mesonet and spoke to students, as well as staff.  The tour was facilitated by NCAS Deputy Director, and Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Center, Albany, Dr. Everette Joseph. The State University of New York at Albany, is one of the six (6) partner institutions that comprise NCAS.

.”In January 2014, the Department of Homeland Security established the New York State Early Warning Weather Detection System.

The centerpiece of the system is the New York State Mesonet, a network of 125 weather stations across the state, with at least one site in every county. Each site will measure temperature, humidity, wind speed and direction, pressure, radiation, and soil information. Special subsets of 17 sites will provide additional atmospheric data in the vertical (up to 2 miles above ground), flux (the amount of heat and moisture exchange near the ground) and snow depth information. All data will be collected, archived, and processed in real-time, feeding weather prediction models and decision-support tools for users across the greater New York region.”

For more information on NYS Mesonet, please click here.

Dr. Uccellini (L), Dr. Joseph (R)

Dr. Uccellini Visit to NYS Mesonet








Mission Statement

The mission of NCAS is to increase the number of highly qualified, well-trained graduates from underrepresented communities in NOAA-related sciences, with particular emphasis on the atmospheric sciences, for career opportunities with NOAA, NOAA contractors, other Federal agencies, and academia. NCAS conducts collaborative research that is aimed at improving forecast accuracy of precipitation, through studies of model physical processes and improved data assimilation methodologies.  NCAS conducts collaborative research designed to increase our understanding of atmospheric chemical processes and their effects on local, regional, and global scales.  Finally, NCAS conducts field campaigns and implements measurement networks designed to improve our understanding of chemical, physical, and dynamical processes in the atmosphere and climate system.  All NCAS partners contribute to student training and professional development through workshops and webinars, shared courses and seminars, outreach activities, student recruitment, and mentoring.