HRD becomes a recipient of the NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program (PAIIF)

The NOAA Preserve America Initiative Internal Funding Program (PAIIF) recently announced the recipients of the 2018 funding initiative.   The chosen projects demonstrate the concept of using heritage to communicate NOAA’s messages and contemporary issues that are of relevance to the American public today.  The projects represent current issues facing the nation and NOAA:  sustainable …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2018

July’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Erin Jones – Simulating Observations of Gravity Waves Radiating from Hurricanes Miguel Cortez - Summer 2018 Nerto Work Plan Sim Aberson – A comparison of track forecasts from NOAA’s GFS and ECMWF’s IFS for Hurricane Irma Jon Zawislak - 2018 NOAA/AOML/HRD Hurricane Field Program Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) …

HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2018, Lakeland, FL – 21 June 2018

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Jon Zawislak and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel at their brand new facility at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on IFEX plans for 2018 and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project progress, respectively. The two presentations are available in a .zip archive on the anonymous ftp …

NOAA Hurricane Hunters complete another mission into Tropical Storm Chris

The NOAA Hurricane Hunters have just completed a third mission into Tropical Storm Chris, which is sitting nearly stationary off the Carolinas. HRD scientists have been onboard these missions. The most recently completed mission executed a rotated Figure-4 pattern, with four crossings of the center of Chris (image below). This pattern allows us to get …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, July 9, 2018, 9 AM ET

OPERATIONS Monday, July 9, 2018: NOAA42: The P-3 is completing an EMC-tasked mission into Tropical Storm Chris that took off at 4:30 AM ET. Three HRD scientists are on this flight. NOAA42: The P-3 is tasked by EMC to fly a TDR mission into Tropical Storm Chris. Takeoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM ET (2030 UTC) from …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, July 8, 2018, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Sunday, July 8, 2018: NOAA42: The P-3 is completing an EMC-tasked mission into Tropical Storm Chris that took off at 4:30 AM ET. NOAA42: The P-3 is tasked by EMC to fly a TDR mission into Tropical Storm Chris. Takeoff is scheduled for 4:30 PM ET (2030 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Three HRD scientists …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, July 7, 2018, 10 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, July 7, 2018: No flights scheduled. Sunday, July 8, 2018: NOAA42: The P-3 is tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) to fly a Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission into TD 3. Takeoff is scheduled for 4:30 AM ET (0830 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Three HRD scientists will be on this …