Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 AM P-3 flight into TS Isaac, 24 August 2012

As Tropical Storm Isaac passed across the Caribbean Sea south of Hispaniola (outlined by black lines along the top of the images) NOAA P-3 missions collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of Tropical Storm Isaac … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 AM P-3 flight into TS Isaac, 24 August 2012

HRD seminar – Dr. Vijay Tallapragada, HWRF Team Lead, NCEP/EMC – 23 August 2012

Dr. Tallapragada presented a seminar on "Advancements to NCEP Operational HWRF Modeling System for improved intensity prediction skills" Abstract: Starting with the 2012 hurricane season, NCEP operational atmosphere-ocean coupled Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) modeling system has been run at a cloud-permitting 3km horizontal resolution near the hurricane core with explicit representation of convective processes. Evaluation of real-time … Continue reading HRD seminar – Dr. Vijay Tallapragada, HWRF Team Lead, NCEP/EMC – 23 August 2012

G-IV afternoon flight around Tropical Storm Isaac – Aug. 24, 2012

The G-IV is scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission this afternoon, with a takeoff time of 1730 UTC (1:30pm EDT) from MacDill AFB.  Recovery will be at MacDill as well. The G-IV crew will be sampling the subtropical ridge north of Isaac as well as circumnavigating the storm. Here’s their track.

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 PM P-3 flight into TS Isaac, 23 August 2012

As Tropical Storm Isaac passed across the Caribbean Sea south of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola (outlined by black lines along the top of the images) NOAA P-3 missions collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you see images of the horizontal winds within the inner core of … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4 PM P-3 flight into TS Isaac, 23 August 2012