Frank Marks participates in WeatherBrains podcast – 8 August 2022

HRD director Frank Marks participated in WeatherBrains podcast 864 to discuss the Lakeland High School Weather Club's impact on the field of meteorology in the U.S.. In October 1967, Weatherwise magazine ran an article entitled, “Meteorology at Lakeland High School,” about an advanced high school Weather Club, and in January 2022 Weatherwise provided a 55 year … Continue reading Frank Marks participates in WeatherBrains podcast – 8 August 2022

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2022

August's science meeting consisted of three presentations: Henry Winterbottom (ESRL/PSL): "Simulating Tropical Cyclones Within the Unified Forecast System (UFS): The Impacts of Nesting and TC Relocation" Stanley Goldenberg: "August Update for NOAA’s Outlook for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Methodology and Forecast" Sim Aberson and Shirley Murillo: "The NOAA Research Publication Tracking System and HRD" … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2022

NOAA’s G-IV wraps up missions into east Atlantic disturbance

G-IV view of disturbance AL97 on July 10th As part of the Impact of Targeted Observations on Forecasts-East (ITOFs-East) project project, NOAA's G-IV jet "Gonzo" has conducted three missions on subsequent days sampling the area of disturbed weather (AL97) and the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) to its north. Proposed track of the August 11th mission … Continue reading NOAA’s G-IV wraps up missions into east Atlantic disturbance

NOAA’s G-IV completes first mission from Cabo Verde Islands

The Saharan Air Layer as viewed from NOAA's G-IV jet over the Atlantic Ocean. On August 9, 2022, NOAA's G-IV jet "Gonzo" completed its first ever mission from the Cabo Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic. The mission was part of the Impact of Targeted Observations on Forecasts-East (ITOFs-East) project, which seeks to examine African … Continue reading NOAA’s G-IV completes first mission from Cabo Verde Islands

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2022

July’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Josh Cossuth (ONR) - "The Geolocated Processing System (GeoIPS) A platform for collaborative development & processing satellite information" Jon Zawislak - "Overview of NASA's 2022 Convective Processes Experiment Cabo Verde (CPEX-CV)" Bruno Rojas (Lapenta Intern) - "Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Dorian Using HEDAS Analyses" Andy Hazelton - "AOML … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2022

Frank Marks participates in University of Miami Hurricane Academy – 14 July 2022

HRD director Frank Marks gave a presentation on "Hurricane Research at NOAA" at the University of Miami Hurricane Academy. The Academies provide immersive academic programs open to students who are currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors).  A copy of the presentation is available here.

Frank Marks participates in Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, Convection and Climate – 21-22 June 2022

Kerry Emanuel has made fundamental contributions to several areas in the study of Earth's climate, notably related to tropical cyclones, convection, and climate. This two-day symposium in honor of Kerry Emanuel brought current work across these three areas together in one place, and provided a forum for exchange of ideas at current forefronts in these … Continue reading Frank Marks participates in Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, Convection and Climate – 21-22 June 2022

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022

June's  science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Stanley Goldenberg: NOAA’s May Outlook for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Methodology & Forecast Bachir Annane: A Catastrophe Model for Assessing Wind and Flood Hazard Risk for Florida Kathryn Sellwood: Assimilation of Coyote sUAS Observations Using Operational HWRF in Hurricane Maria William Ramstrom: Moving Nest Implementation for NOAA's … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022

Paper on improving hurricane forecasts NOAA’s global model hurricane forecasts with Hurricane Hunter aircraft data released online in Weather and Forecasting

Data gathered from Hurricane Hunter missions into tropical cyclones substantially improves tropical cyclone track forecasts. ■ Summary:  Ingesting observations from Hurricane Hunter aircraft into computer models is known to improve forecasts of tropical cyclones.  Among these observations are those from instruments that are released from the aircraft and report pressure, temperature, humidity, and wind velocity … Continue reading Paper on improving hurricane forecasts NOAA’s global model hurricane forecasts with Hurricane Hunter aircraft data released online in Weather and Forecasting