HRD researcher describes a new approach to evaluate and improve HWRF, Boulder, CO – 26 July 2012

Dr. Joe Cione gave a seminar entitled “HWRF Evaluation: Phase I- Hurricane Air-Sea Interaction” at ESRL Physical Science Division on 26 July. Abstract:  The proposed hurricane model evaluation and improvement effort is envisioned as a multi-stage project that includes several iterative phases. The initial stage begins with an in-depth inter-comparison of model and observational hurricane … Continue reading HRD researcher describes a new approach to evaluate and improve HWRF, Boulder, CO – 26 July 2012

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, July 30, 2012 4:47 PM Eastern

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: NOAA42 flew a research instrumentation test flight today. This flight allowed for testing the new radar data system and the dropsonde processing software. Along with AOC, we are gearing up for this season. Want to learn more on our flight experiments this year? Check out our Hurricane Field Program Plan.

NHC Director visits AOML and HRD, 26 July 2012

Dr. Richard Knabb, the new Director of the National Hurricane Center  visited AOML on 26 July 2012. During his visit he toured the AOML facility and met with scientists in the different divisions to better understand the research we do and issues we face. He spent time with a number of the HRD staff to learn … Continue reading NHC Director visits AOML and HRD, 26 July 2012

HRD Scientists participate in Advanced Indo-U.S. Training Workshop and Colloquium on Modeling and Data Assimilation for Tropical Cyclone Prediction, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India – 9-14 July 2012

An international workshop was convened to improve tropical cyclone predictions for the North Indian Ocean. It was co-sponsored by the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Earth Sciences (of India), NOAA, and the National Science Foundation. It was hosted by the Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar and featured tropical … Continue reading HRD Scientists participate in Advanced Indo-U.S. Training Workshop and Colloquium on Modeling and Data Assimilation for Tropical Cyclone Prediction, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India – 9-14 July 2012

Letter on the risk to offshore wind farms from hurricane winds published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

The letter comments on a paper that received widespread media attention. Engineers from Carnegie Mellon University found that a hypothetical wind farm located offshore Galveston, TX, would have a 30% chance of losing half of its wind turbines and a 41% chance of losing ten or more over a typical 20-year wind-farm lifetime.  This study … Continue reading Letter on the risk to offshore wind farms from hurricane winds published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Frank Marks participates in teleconference on the status of hurricane forecasts 20 years after Hurricane Andrew

The Miami Herald article is available at http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/24/2910272/hurricane-forecasters-despite.html. The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel article is available at http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/fl-hurricane-andrew-20th-anniversary-20120724,0,6166991.story