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‘Doc’ McFadden nominated for a Sammie

James ‘Doc’ McFadden, Programs and Projects director for NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center (AOC), has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award of the Partnership for Public Service organization.  The Partnership for Public Service is a “nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that believes … Continue reading

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HRD Seminar – Mu-Chieh ‘Laura’ Ko, UM/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science – 27 July 2016

Ms. Ko presented a seminar on “An Investigation of the Cyclogenesis Forecast  Ability of the HWRF Model by Invoking   the  GFDL Vortex Tracker”. ABSTRACT:  The purpose of this project is to validate the capability of the HWRF basin-scale model to … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary of Goldenberg, et al. paper

In the July 20, 2001, issue of Science magazine, HRD scientists Stan Goldenberg and Chris Landsea, AOML oceanographer Alberto M. Mestas-Nuñez, and Colorado State professor Bill Gray published the article “The Recent Increase in Atlantic Hurricane Activity: Causes and Implications”.  … Continue reading

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Jason Dunion talks with patch.com about the Saharan Air Layer

You can read the article at http://patch.com/us/across-america/saharan-dust-cloud-descends-texas-gulf-coast.

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2016

July’s science meeting consisted of 5 presentations: Joaquin Trinanes (AOML/PhOD) – “CoastWatch and PhOD satellite and ocean products in support of HRD 2016 hurricane season activities” Erin Dougherty (SUNY- Albany, HRD visitor) – “Hurricane Bonnie (1998): Maintaining Intensity during High … Continue reading

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Paper on new observations of rapid intensification during Hurricane Karl released online in The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

Read the paper at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-16-0026.1.

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Jason Dunion talks about the Saharan Air Layer with the Weather Channel

Read the article at https://weather.com/science/weather-explainers/news/saharan-air-layer-african-dust-atlantic-basin.

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Neal Dorst quoted in USA Today article

Neal Dorst is quoted in this USA Today article on the recent small number of hurricane landfalls in the United States.

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10th Anniversary of Tropical Storm Bilis

On July 13, 2006, Severe Tropical Storm Bilis made landfall in northern Taiwan.  Although the maximum sustained winds were only 65 mph (105 km/hr), it brought heavy rains to the island and to northern Luzon.  It went on to make … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of Hurricane Bertha

On July 12, 1996, Hurricane Bertha roared ashore at Wrightsville Beach, NC, smashing piers and boats.  The storm had already left a trail of destruction across the northern Caribbean islands and subsequently brought heavy rainfall along the Eastern Seaboard. Bertha … Continue reading

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