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 …

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 …

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 …