Paper on accomplishments of NOAA’s Hurricane Field Program and future plans released online in The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

This review article highlights recent research from NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division’s Hurricane Field Program – Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX) geared to improving our understanding and forecasting of tropical cyclones (TCs). It details the accomplishments of IFEX during the 16 years of its existence, for example •  describing how IFEX addressed important issues like predicting rapid intensification … Continue reading Paper on accomplishments of NOAA’s Hurricane Field Program and future plans released online in The Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

HRD recaps flights into Hurricane Elsa

NOAA conducted six flights into Hurricane Elsa earlier in July, four with the P3s and two with the G-IV. The G-IV operational synoptic flow missions were conducted to gather information from high-levels of the atmosphere around Elsa to improve model forecasts of the storm's track and intensity. The P3 missions were conducted to gather data … Continue reading HRD recaps flights into Hurricane Elsa

Storymap: Improvements in Forecasting Weather, Floods, and Hurricanes: Overview Report on Supplemental Program FY18

The storymap includes work on the Hurricane Analysis and Forecasting System (HAFS), a set of moving, high-resolution nests around tropical cyclones in the global weather model, and the AOML Hurricane Model Viewer. View there storymap at https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/17d9393d307449a3a46fa3aa6dd5e258. For more information, contact aoml.communications@noaa.gov. Credits: The Supplemental Program Team is managed by the NOAA Line Offices of: … Continue reading Storymap: Improvements in Forecasting Weather, Floods, and Hurricanes: Overview Report on Supplemental Program FY18

Paper on two rapidly intensifying typhoons released online in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

For more information, contact aoml.communications@noaa.gov. The article is available at https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0223.1. The authors thank the US NCEP, JTWC, NRL, the Remote Sensing Systems, NOAA NESDIS, the European Union’s Copernicus and the AVISO team, and theArgo team for providing essential data sets. I.-I. L. acknowledges support from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan. R. R. … Continue reading Paper on two rapidly intensifying typhoons released online in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Paper on the likely impact of new satellites on forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review

The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission is a group of satellites that will provide observations of temperature, moisture, rainfall, and water particles in the atmosphere.  Planned for launch in 2022, the satellites will provide measurements that will be particularly important for studying tropical cyclones because … Continue reading Paper on the likely impact of new satellites on forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review