Category Archives: Data Assimilation

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

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 10 November 2015 NOAA43: Flew an EMC operationally tasked Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) mission into Kate. This means that NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) is interested in collecting data and has requested this flight. Take off was at 0700 UTC (2AM Eastern) from MacDill Air … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft is ready to fly into Tropical Storm Kate

NOAA’s P-3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly a Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) operational mission into Tropical Storm Kate. The P3 will depart at 2:00AM local time from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL and fly a seven hour mission. This flight is operationally … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Monday, 9 November 2015 NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Storm Kate. This means that the National Hurricane Center is requesting this flight. Take off is scheduled for 1900 UTC (2PM Eastern) from MacDill Air … Continue reading

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Doppler radar quick-looks from 11:00 AM P-3 flight into Hurricane Patricia, 23 October 2015

As Hurricane Patricia continued its rapid intensification 135 km southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico a NOAA P-3 mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. This P-3 mission coincided with a WB-57 TCI mission into Patricia. … Continue reading

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Doppler radar quick-looks from 11:00 AM P-3 flight into Hurricane Patricia, 22 October 2015

As Hurricane Patricia intensified rapidly 400 km south of Manzanillo, Mexico a NOAA P-3 mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance and a Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) high-incidence angle module 75-80 km to the … Continue reading

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Doppler radar quick-looks from 11:00 AM P-3 flight into Tropical Storm Patricia, 21 October 2015

As Tropical Storm Patricia was 400 km south of Acapulco, Mexico a NOAA P-3 mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. This P-3 mission coincided with a WB-57 TCI mission into Patricia. The figure … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 12PM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 21 October 2015 NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Storm Patricia. This means that the National Hurricane Center has requested this flight to collect data in Patricia. Take off is now set for … Continue reading

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Paper on the assimilation of microwave measurements of rain published in the Journal of Geophysical Research

The paper can be found at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015JD023107/full.

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Paper on how the Developmental Testbed Center facilitates the use of HWRF by the community published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

The paper can be accessed at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00093.1.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 2 Oct. 2015 G-IV: Flew an NHC operationally tasked synoptic surveillance mission. This means that the National Hurricane Center requested this flight to collect data around Joaquin. Take off was around 0530 UTC (1:30AM) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. No HRD … Continue reading

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