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HRD Director Frank Marks participates in the Pauline Morrow Austin Centenary Celebration, MIT, Cambridge, MA, 1 December 2016

HRD Director Frank Marks gave an invited presentation at the Pauline (Polly) Austin Centenary Celebration, along with other former students of Mrs. Austin (as she was known to her students): Prof. Howie Bluestein, Prof. Robert Houze, Dr. Marilyn Wolfson, and … Continue reading

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35th anniversary of the publication first documenting the eyewall cycle in intense tropical cyclones

In February, 1982, The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences published a ground-breaking study by Hugh Willoughby, Jean Clos, and Mohammed Shoreibah on what became to be known as the eyewall replacement cycle.  Using data obtained from NOAA P3 flights into … Continue reading

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Paper on Hurricane Patricia, the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, released online in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

In October 2015, off the west coast of Mexico, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, intensifying faster than any other storm on record. A unique set of observations were collected in Patricia. National Oceanic … Continue reading

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Paper on observations of hurricanes from satellite-based Synthetic Aperture Radar released online in IEEE Transactions on Geosciences and Remote Sensing

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Article on concentric eyewalls in Hurricane Gonzalo published in Monthly Weather Review

You can see the paper at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/MWR-D-16-0175.1.

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Paper on the intensification of Hurricane Earl (2010) in the HWRF model published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

You can access the paper at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2922/full.

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Paper on the formation of Hurricane Helene in 2006 published in Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

  The full text can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00703-016-0452-2.

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Howie Friedman wins first-ever Order of Sherman’s Lagoon award for exemplary service

HRD Deputy Director Howie Friedman has  been awarded the first-ever Order of Sherman’s Lagoon Award in honor of his exemplary service to NOAA’s mission.  The award recognizes Howie’s long-term efforts to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity, and educational and outreach activities at … Continue reading

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Paper on a simple way to simulate winds closest to the surface in tropical cyclones published in Boundary-Layer Meteorology

You can read the article here

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45th Anniversary of African Easterly Wave paper

In the January 1972 issue of the Journal of Atmospheric Science, Robert W. Burpee (future director of HRD) published a paper explaining the mechanism by which African Easterly Waves (AEW) formed.  Using five years of upper-air data from above Africa, … Continue reading

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