The PING Project

As winter weather is likely to affect many this Christmas season, my handsome friends at the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) need your help. The Precipitation Identification Near the Ground (PING)1 project compares radar data with your observations. The goal is to improve precipitation detection algorithms used in radars.

If you experience any winter precipitation during the upcoming days, whether it be rain, hail, freezing rain, snow, or the tears of my fellow Dallas Cowboys fans, report it and help out the PING project.

It is simple - you needn’t be an expert. Just head over to the their website, or download the app for iOS or Android. Fill out the easy forms and then you are done.

The project is doing some really cool work. Help them out if possible. You can rest easy knowing that you contributed to science - NSSL would appreciate your efforts.

  1. Scientists - especially those who work for the government - love acronyms! [return]