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 them contributed to our basic understanding of tropical cyclones.  Eventually, the Environmental Science Services Administration (predecessor to NOAA) began a series of Technical Reports following the framework of the NHRP Reports.  For many years the NHRP Reports were only available in hard copies scattered among a few research libraries, but thanks to our colleagues at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere  a nearly complete set of the Report can now be accessed at  Thanks to Kate Musgrave of CIRA for putting this all together.