Category Archives: HFIP-Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project

HFIP related developments currently taking place at HRD

HRD Seminar – Dr. Jon Poterjoy, HRD/NRC – Post-Doc Fellow – 30 March 2017

Dr. Poterjoy presented a seminar on “Progress and Lessons Learned During a Six-Month Collaboration with NOAA NSSL on Convective-Scale Data Assimilation”. ABSTRACT The nonlinear evolution of model forecast errors in convective weather regimes presents a major obstacle for predicting severe weather events. … Continue reading

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Paper on the bumpy ride encountered by Hurricane Hunters in Hurricane Felix released online in Monthly Weather Review

On September 2, 2007, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunter airplane flew into Hurricane Felix when it was a category-5 hurricane north of Venezuela. The aircraft measured wind speed of 163 kt (188 mph) at the ocean surface … Continue reading

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2017

March’s science meeting consisted of 2 presentations: Lisa Bucci: P3DWL Observation Verification Jonathan Poterjoy: Getting the Most Out of Your Models and Observations: A Short Introduction to My Work All the presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: … Continue reading

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HRD Seminar – Prof. John Molinari, University of Albany/SUNY – 7 March 2017

Prof. Molinari presented a seminar on “Outflow Layer Influences on Tropical Cyclones”. A recording of the presentation (audio begins 1 min into recording) is available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/seminars/2017/Molinari_HRD_Seminar_20170307.mp4

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

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Paper on forecast improvements due to dropsonde data from the Global Hawk aircraft released online in Weather Review

Starting in 2010, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can fly at 65,000 feet for 24 hours at a time, to make observations in … Continue reading

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Paper on easterly waves in the Eastern Pacific that can form into tropical cyclones published in The Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

“Easterly waves” are areas of low air pressure in the tropics that move westward and may become tropical cyclones. The most well-known type of easterly wave is the “African easterly wave,” which moves from West Africa north of the equator … Continue reading

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HRD researchers contribute to new textbook on recent advances in tropical cyclone research

The new textbook titled “Advanced Numerical Modeling and Data Assimilation Techniques for Tropical Cyclone Predictions”, was co-edited by HRD scientist Dr. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan. It is based on a series of lectures by scientists from the US, India and Australia, at … Continue reading

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HRD Seminar – Kelly Ryan, CIMAS and AOML/HRD, NSSL, Norman, OK – 10 February 2017

Kelly Ryan presented a seminar titled  “OSSE Evaluation of the Impact of Aircraft Observations on Hurricane Analyses and Forecasts” at the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory NSSL. ABSTRACT Each year, NOAA/AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) conducts its Hurricane Field Program in … Continue reading

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 16 February 2017

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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