Toward the “Perfect” Weather Warning published

The book discusses how to make weather warnings most effective through communication and partnerships. Warnings are the result of a process from weather observations to weather forecasts to hazard forecasts to socio-economic impact forecasts to warning messages to decisions on how to avoid or mitigate the hazard. The book offers a framework across government, private … Continue reading Toward the “Perfect” Weather Warning published

Bill Ramstrom named NOAA Team Member of the Month

Bill Ramstrom is a Senior Software Engineer at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS), which partners with the NOAA Atlantic Meteorological and Oceanographic Laboratory (AOML) in Miami, FL. Bill created and coded the first ever moving “nest” for the Unified Forecast System (UFS), a modeling system that supports NOAA’s Weather and Climate … Continue reading Bill Ramstrom named NOAA Team Member of the Month

New study on how changes in ocean temperature near the coast during landfall can intensify hurricanes released online in Geophysical Research Letters

This study uses a state-of-the-art hurricane modeling system developed at the NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory’s Hurricane Research Division, the Basin-Scale Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF-B) model, to demonstrate a link between an oceanographic process called coastal downwelling and the intensification of tropical cyclones (TCs or hurricanes) near landfall. We show that coastal downwelling … Continue reading New study on how changes in ocean temperature near the coast during landfall can intensify hurricanes released online in Geophysical Research Letters

Paper on assimilating Doppler wind lidar and Doppler radar data into a hurricane model published in Remote Sensing

This study examines the impact of assimilating Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) data on hurricane prediction in the operational Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting system. A series of experiments were conducted to identify the best way to assimilate the DWL data in comparison to assimilation of Tail Doppler radar data. A new data thinning method was … Continue reading Paper on assimilating Doppler wind lidar and Doppler radar data into a hurricane model published in Remote Sensing

Rob Rogers presents seminar on Advancing the Understanding and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Using NOAA Aircraft Observations

The primary goal of NOAA/OAR/AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is to improve the understanding and prediction of tropical cyclones (TCs). While this improvement can be accomplished from a variety of approaches, a unique capability of HRD is the routine collection and analysis of airborne observations within the tropical cyclone inner core and its atmospheric and … Continue reading Rob Rogers presents seminar on Advancing the Understanding and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Using NOAA Aircraft Observations

Gus Alaka highlighted in the May 2022 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

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Paper describing a new forecast model that follows multiple tropical cyclones at the same time highlighted on the cover of the latest Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Forecast models that follow individual tropical cyclones (TCs), like NOAA’s Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model, have contributed to significant improvement of intensity forecasts for over a decade.  The original HWRF could only follow one TC, but recent advances allow individual multiple nests to follow more than one TC.  This is the first time that the … Continue reading Paper describing a new forecast model that follows multiple tropical cyclones at the same time highlighted on the cover of the latest Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

Paper describing large new airborne Doppler radar dataset in tropical cyclones released online in Monthly Weather Review

The study introduces a new database that is freely available and consists of over 900 airborne Doppler radar analyses collected between 1997–2020. We demonstrate the capabilities of the database by identifying how the structure of hurricanes changes depending on the strength of the storm, which provides a foundation for future research avenues and computer model … Continue reading Paper describing large new airborne Doppler radar dataset in tropical cyclones released online in Monthly Weather Review

New hurricane research supports advances to NOAA’s 2022 forecasts

This summer during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) will once again be on the frontlines helping NOAA prepare the public for severe weather. They will also conduct new research on the complex processes of how tropical cyclones form, develop, and dissipate. AOML’s operational missions tasked by NOAA’s Environmental … Continue reading New hurricane research supports advances to NOAA’s 2022 forecasts