Rob Rogers presents seminar at the University of Maryland

Rob Rogers presented a seminar on the history and future of NOAA's Hurricane Field Program at the University of Maryland College Park Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. You can download the slides at ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2021/UMd-Seminar_Rogers2021.pptx, or listen to a recording of the seminar at https://umd.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=657380bf-6519-4bcc-890e-ad19015f4b7b.

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

April's science meeting consisted of four presentations: Xiaomin Chen: "Boundary Layer Recovery and Precipitation Symmetrization Preceding Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Shear" Andy Hazelton: "HAFS Ensemble of Hurricane Dorian (2019): Early Intensity and Long-Term Track" Jon Zawislak: "Accomplishments of NOAA's Airborne Hurricane Field Program and a Broader Future Approach to Forecast Improvement" Kathryn Sellwood: … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

The annual meeting, held online this year, brings together developers and users of the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System, the basis of the dropwindsondes released in and around tropical cyclones each summer since 1997. The AVAPS dropsondes are released from NOAA and Air Force aircraft to measure high-resolution profiles of temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

AOML holds virtual open house

AOML recently hosted a series of webinars about what AOML does and how it contributes to scientific advancement across the globe. You can catch Jon Zawislak, Rob Rogers, Joe Cione, and Shirley Murillo talking about hurricanes, or listen in on recordings of panels on coasts and coral reefs, and ocean research, and even a panel … Continue reading AOML holds virtual open house

Healther Holbach participates in SHORELINE21 Workshop

Dr. Heather Holbach participated in the SHared Operation REsearch Logistics In the Nearshore Environment (SHORELINE21) Workshop on April 26-27, 2021.  This workshop brought together experts from the fields of wind/coastal engineering, atmospheric science, oceanography, ecology, emergency management, and crisis communications to discuss field and laboratory research related to landfalling hurricanes, with a focus on reducing … Continue reading Healther Holbach participates in SHORELINE21 Workshop

Paper looking at how model forecasts of what is happening near the ocean surface in tropical cyclones changes as the space between forecast points gets smaller was released online in Monthly Weather Review

The energy that fuels tropical cyclones comes from heat and moisture from the warm ocean below.  This energy is transferred from the ocean to the atmosphere and the momentum is transported from atmosphere to surface by what we call turbulent processes in the atmosphere near the ocean surface (what we call the planetary boundary layer … Continue reading Paper looking at how model forecasts of what is happening near the ocean surface in tropical cyclones changes as the space between forecast points gets smaller was released online in Monthly Weather Review

Paper on a new way to estimate the size and intensity of tropical cyclones from Synthetic Aperture Radar released online in the Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

Summary: To warn people who are in harm’s way from a tropical cyclone (TC), not only is it important to know where it is going and how strong it will be, but also how large it is.  We usually measure that by looking at how far away from the center of the TC wind of … Continue reading Paper on a new way to estimate the size and intensity of tropical cyclones from Synthetic Aperture Radar released online in the Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing

Dr. Paul Reasor participates in AMS Radar Committee Webinar on Careers in Radar Meteorology – 31 March 2021

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Radar Meteorology hosted a webinar on 31 March 2021, where a panel of five scientists from various sectors of the atmospheric sciences reflected on their careers thus far, and how radar has been a foundational part of their journey. Participants learned about a variety of career opportunities while … Continue reading Dr. Paul Reasor participates in AMS Radar Committee Webinar on Careers in Radar Meteorology – 31 March 2021