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40th Anniversary of inaugural hurricane flight for NOAA 42

On August 27, 1976, NOAA’s new Orion P-3 research aircraft (NOAA 42) took off from Acapulco, Mexico and flew a mission into Hurricane Bonny.  This was the first flight into a hurricane for this plane that had been acquired by … Continue reading

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HRD and CIMAS Researcher recognized by NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

Sonia Otero, a CIMAS Senior Research Associate working at HRD was recognized by AOC for her software engineering leadership during the development of the Airborne Atmospheric Measurement and Profiling System (AAMPS), the principal aircraft data system used on the NOAA … Continue reading

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 16 June 2016

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information … Continue reading

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225th Anniversary of the Western Cuba hurricane

On June 21, 1791, a devastating hurricane struck the western tip of Cuba.  Torrential rains cause the rivers in Havana to overflow.  Flooding was noted all the way to El Cerro.  Nearly 3000 people were reported drowned.

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50th Anniversary of Hurricane Alma

On June 9, 1966, Hurricane Alma struck the Florida panhandle, making it the earliest hurricane landfall on the continental United States since 1825. Alma began as a tropical depression forming over Nicaragua on June 4th from an upper-level trough building … Continue reading

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HRD and CIMAS researcher provides an overview of data assimilation activities at HRD

Dr. Altug Aksoy made a presentation on “An Overview of the Tropical Cyclone Data Assimilation Activities  at NOAA’s Hurricane Research Division” at the 7th EnKF Data Assimilation Workshop, State College, PA from 23-27 May 2016. Dr. Aksoy’s presentation is available … Continue reading

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HRD Seminar – Dr. Yoshiaki Miyamoto, UM/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science – 8 June 2016

Dr. Miyamoto presented a seminar on “A transition mechanism for rapid  intensification of tropical cyclones”. ABSTRACT:  Most of strong tropical cyclones (TCs) experience a rapidly intensifying phase (Rapid Intensification: RI) during their lifetimes. Deep understanding of RI is essentially important … Continue reading

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HRD Seminar – Prof. U. C. Mohanty, Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India – 7 June 2016

Prof. Mohanty presented a seminar on “Recent Developments in Prediction of Tropical Cyclones over North Indian Ocean”. A recording of the presentation is available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2016/Mohanty_HRD_Seminar_20160607.mp4

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2016

June’s science meeting consisted of 4 presentations: Ghassan Alaka:   “Demo of the Basin-Scale HWRF Web Site” Elena Konopleva (ESRL/PSD):   “Simple flight planning tool based on tkmap” George Halliwell (AOML/PhOD):  “OSSE evaluation of pre-storm ocean profile surveys” Leon Nguyen: … Continue reading

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2016 Hurricane Field Program/Intensity Forecast EXperiment (HFP/IFEX) Planning Meeting

On Wednesday, 8 June 2016, Dr. Robert Rogers led a kick off meeting to discuss our flight experiments and modules that will be part of the 2016 hurricane field campaign. To review the proposed experiments go to the presentation at: … Continue reading

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