Category Archives: Data Assimilation

Improving vortex-scale analysis through assimilation of observations collected in real-time.

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2016

March’s science meeting consisted of 4 presentations: Pat Fitzpatrick (MSU and (Northern Gulf Institute) – Introduction and potential AOML/HRD collaborations Stan Goldenberg – Update on the Basin-Scale HWRF Control Runs Kelly Ryan – OSSE Evaluation of Aircraft Reconnaissance Observations and … Continue reading

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NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 29 February 2016

The slides from HRD Director Frank Marks’ presentation to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane Center media room are available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2016/HRD_Presentation-2016.pptx

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HRD & AOML researchers at 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA – 11-14 January 2016

Abstracts and recordings of  the 19 presentations and 5 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: A First Look at the Impact of Coyote … Continue reading

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HRD – ESRL/PSD seminar – Kelly Ryan, University of Miami/CIMAS and AOML/HRD – 25 February 2016

Ms. Ryan presented a seminar on the “OSSE Evaluation of Aircraft Reconnaissance Flight Patterns and their impact on Hurricane Forecasts.” ABSTRACT Each year, NOAA/AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) conducts its Hurricane Field Program in which observations are collected via NOAA … Continue reading

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – February 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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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2016

February’s science meeting consisted of 2 presentations: Jun Zhang – Impact of boundary-layer vertical diffusion on HWRF forecasts of tropical cyclone rapid intensification Hui Christophersen – On the impact of NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft dropwindsondes on tropical cyclone track, intensity … Continue reading

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Paper on the testing of new and proposed observations on hurricane forecasts published in the Marine Technology Society journal

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Paper on the potential impact of a wind lidar on forecasts published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

The paper can be accessed at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/JTECH-D-15-0038.1.

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Doppler radar quick-looks from 2:00 PM P-3 flight into Tropical Storm Kate, 10 November 2015

As Tropical Storm Kate continued to accelerate northeastward 500 km southeast of Cape Hatteras, NC a NOAA P-3 mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. The figure below depicts the P-3 flight track superposed … Continue reading

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Doppler radar quick-looks from 2:00 AM P-3 flight into Tropical Storm Kate, 10 November 2015

As Tropical Storm Kate turned and accelerated northeastward 600 km east of Jacksonville, FL a NOAA P-3 mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. The figure below depicts the P-3 flight track superposed on … Continue reading

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