HRD seminar – Jun Zhang, CIMAS and AOML/HRD – 29 May 2014

Jun presented a seminar on “A Developmental Framework for Improving Hurricane Model Physical Parameterizations using Aircraft Observations” Abstract As part of NOAA’s Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP), this paper addresses the important role of aircraft observations in hurricane model physics validation and improvement. A model developmental framework for improving the physical parameterizations using quality-controlled and post-processed …

HRD seminar – Dr. Ray Bell, University of Reading, Reading, U.K. – 28 May 2014

Dr. Bell presented a seminar on “Dynamically simulated tropical cyclones in the high-resolution coupled climate model HiGEM: Their natural variability and response to climate change” Abstract: Due to recent advances in available computing resources, climate models can now be run with a high enough resolution to simulate different aspects of tropical cyclone activity. The El …

35th Anniversary of Men’s name added to Atlantic hurricane lists

Women's names have been used for Atlantic hurricanes since 1953, but the practice had always been controversial. In 1978, the responsibility for the name lists was transferred from the U.S. Government to delegates of the World Meteorological Organization's Region IV Hurricane Committee.  The Carter Administration, in response to pressure from feminist groups, requested the Committee …

Set of National Hurricane Research Project Reports now available online

The National Hurricane Research Project, begun in 1955 and predecessor of HRD, was the first permanent research enterprise of the United States Weather Bureau.  In order to facilitate the dissemination of its findings about hurricanes it began publishing a series of Reports.  Many of these reports were later republished in peer-reviewed literature and all of …

HRD scientists participate in CBS4/Miami Marlins Weather Day

HRD scientists Eric Uhlhorn and Lisa Bucci participated in the 9th annual CBS4 Weather Day Thursday before the Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies game at Marlins Park.  Local elementary- and middle-school students participated in the fun-filled, science-focused field trip.  The program is designed to teach the kids basic concepts of weather and climate and how these …

HRD seminar – Frank Marks, AOML/HRD – 20 May 2014

Frank presented a seminar on “Understanding Hurricane Sandy's Track and Intensity Changes” Abstract Between 24-29 October 2012 Hurricane Sandy developed and moved northward out of the central Caribbean Sea, across eastern Cuba, over the eastern Bahama Islands and just off the east coast of the United States, and finally re-curving westward until making landfall in southern …

HRD seminar – Jun Zhang, CIMAS and AOML/HRD – 15 May 2014

Jun presented a seminar on “Asymmetric hurricane boundary layer structure relative to the  wind shear from dropsonde composites” Abstract: This talk presents the asymmetric structure of the hurricane boundary layer in relation to the environmental vertical wind shear in the inner core region. GPS dropsonde data deployed by research aircraft in 19 hurricanes are analyzed in …

HRD seminar – Paul Reasor & Altug Aksoy, AOML/HRD – 15 May 2014

Paul and Altug each presented a seminar: "Evaluation of shear-relative hurricane structure from the HWRF model" - Paul Reasor Abstract: This talk will present a composite-based analysis of shear-relative hurricane structure from the HWRF model. The model's representation of shear-relative precipitation and kinematic structure are evaluated using a recently-published composite of such structure diagnosed from airborne …