Paper on additional improvements to weather forecasts from GPS radio occultation data released online in Monthly Weather Review

The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC) are a set of satellites launched in 2006 that orbit the earth about 500 miles above ground. They use radio signals from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites in a process called “radio occultation” to measure temperature and moisture with high accuracy. These data have proven to … Continue reading Paper on additional improvements to weather forecasts from GPS radio occultation data released online in Monthly Weather Review

Tropical Storm Eta expected to strengthen while AOML supports further reconnaissance

The NOAA Hurricane Hunters resumes missions into Eta on Tuesday, November 10, once their aircraft completed routine maintenance. Hurricane scientists supporting the flights will quality control the data collected from both aircraft such that the appropriate observation coverage and measurements optimize the performance of operational weather models. Tasked by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the … Continue reading Tropical Storm Eta expected to strengthen while AOML supports further reconnaissance

Tropical Storm Eta evokes multiple taskings to aid in its forecast

NOAA Hurricane Hunters continue reconnaissance an surveillance for Tropical Storm Eta, which threatens to bring tropical-cyclone hazards to south Florida as it restrengthens over water.  The G-IV aircraft took off for its last mission into Eta at 12:30 AM EDT from Lakeland, FL, on November 8. By circumnavigating the periphery of the system, the data supplied hurricane experts … Continue reading Tropical Storm Eta evokes multiple taskings to aid in its forecast

AOML scientists assess the potential for Tropical Storm Eta to intensify

Tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and the National Hurricane Center (NHC), NOAA's P-3 and G-IV aircraft have conducted reconnaissance and surveillance for Tropical Storm Eta. Missions are scheduled to proceed through the weekend. AOML scientists remotely supporting NOAA's G-IV flights continue to provide high-quality data to operational weather models. NHC credits the shift in … Continue reading AOML scientists assess the potential for Tropical Storm Eta to intensify

NOAA Hurricane Hunters set eyes on Tropical Depression Eta

The Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) tasked NOAA's P-3 aircraft to investigate Tropical Depression Eta as the circulation slowly propagates back into the western Caribbean.  The P-3 took off from Lakeland, Florida at 1 PM EDT on November 6 for its 8-hour-long mission into the system. AOML scientists both onboard the aircraft and remotely will process measurements to … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters set eyes on Tropical Depression Eta

NOAA samples the 9th rapidly intensifying storm of the Atlantic hurricane season

AOML scientists supported a mission into Hurricane Eta as it developed in the Caribbean on Sunday, November 1.  The P-3 flight, tasked by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and operated out of Lakeland, FL, captured Eta as it began rapid intensification from a tropical storm into a hurricane. NOAA has sampled 8 of the 9 rapidly intensifying … Continue reading NOAA samples the 9th rapidly intensifying storm of the Atlantic hurricane season

Rob Rogers appointed Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres

Dr. Robert Rogers has been appointed Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres beginning in December 2020. The journal, from the American Geophysical Union (AGU), publishes original research articles on properties of the atmosphere and processes in the atmosphere, including the interaction of the atmosphere with other parts of the Earth system and … Continue reading Rob Rogers appointed Editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres

Lidia Cucurull participates as invited speaker at the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation

Lidia Cucurull was invited to speak at the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation, held virtually, but hosted from Hsinchu, Taiwan. Her presentation, An overview of 17 years of Radio Occultation development and assessment at NOAA, an overview of the Radio Occultation (RO) assimilation strategies at NOAA during the last 17 years, including past, present … Continue reading Lidia Cucurull participates as invited speaker at the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation

Paper on the rapid intensification of Hurricane Michael released online in Monthly Weather Review

Summary: The energy for tropical cyclones comes mainly from the warm ocean below them.  The warmer the water, the greater the energy, and the easier it is to transfer that energy (heat and moisture) into the air and into the tropical cyclone, allowing the thunderstorms that sustain the cyclone to develop.  Cool water (below about … Continue reading Paper on the rapid intensification of Hurricane Michael released online in Monthly Weather Review