National Weather Service's Meteorological Development Laboratory Where We are and Where We're Going (Keynote Presentation)
In carrying on Dr. Glahn's legacy, MDL today continues to serve by providing key products and capabilities to support the NWS mission of protecting life and property. This presentation will take a brief look back at the first 50 years of MDL, providing a high-level summary of the Lab's accomplishments and capabilities, many of which were covered in greater detail by other preceding presentations. The presentation will then provide an overview of MDL's current activities, spotlighting recent accomplishments and improvements. It will then conclude with our vision for the future, to include both short-term plans for incremental improvements, as well as a strategic long-term look at how the Lab will advance to meet the evolving challenges faced by the NWS and its customers.