Latest edition of AOML Keynotes now available

Articles include information on the testing of the Altius-600 uncrewed aircraft in hurricanes, an overview of different boundary-layer techniques in hurricane models, new hurricane model systems, Nancy Griffin's retirement after 40 years of government service, and a tribute to Bob Kohler. Read Keynotes at https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Jan-Mar-2021-AOML-Keynotes-Newsletter-2.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=january-march-2021&utm_campaign=keynotes

Jun Zhang participates in 2nd Boundary Layer Workshop

The 2nd Boundary Layer Workshop was held virtually on 1-2 June. The goal of the workshop is to continue the work from the previous one to improve our understanding and modeling of surface and atmospheric boundary layer processes. The event was organized by Tilden Meyers of NOAA's Air Resource's Laboratory and David Turner of NOAA's … Continue reading Jun Zhang participates in 2nd Boundary Layer Workshop

HRD kicks off 2021 Hurricane Field Program

Scientists from AOML and other agencies participating in NOAA's 2021 Hurricane Field Program's Advancing the Prediction of Hurricanes Experiment (APHEX) met on 26 May to kick off the season. APHEX was developed in partnership with NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center, National Hurricane Center, Aircraft Operations Center, and AOML’s Physical Oceanography Division. It is intended to improve … Continue reading HRD kicks off 2021 Hurricane Field Program

HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

Paper on how the ocean allowed for the intensification of Hurricane Michael to category-5 status before landfall published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans

Ocean observations showed very warm water at the surface and below, and computer simulations show that these ocean conditions supported intensification despite unfavorable atmospheric conditions. For more information on this study, contact aoml.communications@noaa.gov. Read the whole study at https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2020JC016969.

Paper that reviews what we know about intensity change published in Atmosphere

This paper is an overview of what we currently know about processes important in tropical cyclone intensity change and the research that has been done during the past 15 years using aircraft data. The paper describes the eye and eyewall and how they change in time, the region close to the ocean surface where the … Continue reading Paper that reviews what we know about intensity change published in Atmosphere

Rob Rogers presents seminar at the University of Maryland

Rob Rogers presented a seminar on the history and future of NOAA's Hurricane Field Program at the University of Maryland College Park Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. You can download the slides at ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2021/UMd-Seminar_Rogers2021.pptx, or listen to a recording of the seminar at https://umd.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=657380bf-6519-4bcc-890e-ad19015f4b7b.

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

April's science meeting consisted of four presentations: Xiaomin Chen: "Boundary Layer Recovery and Precipitation Symmetrization Preceding Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Shear" Andy Hazelton: "HAFS Ensemble of Hurricane Dorian (2019): Early Intensity and Long-Term Track" Jon Zawislak: "Accomplishments of NOAA's Airborne Hurricane Field Program and a Broader Future Approach to Forecast Improvement" Kathryn Sellwood: … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

The annual meeting, held online this year, brings together developers and users of the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System, the basis of the dropwindsondes released in and around tropical cyclones each summer since 1997. The AVAPS dropsondes are released from NOAA and Air Force aircraft to measure high-resolution profiles of temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

AOML holds virtual open house

AOML recently hosted a series of webinars about what AOML does and how it contributes to scientific advancement across the globe. You can catch Jon Zawislak, Rob Rogers, Joe Cione, and Shirley Murillo talking about hurricanes, or listen in on recordings of panels on coasts and coral reefs, and ocean research, and even a panel … Continue reading AOML holds virtual open house