HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2019

December’s science meeting, hosted by the National Hurricane Center, consisted of seven presentations: Michael Brennan (NHC): “NHC Forecast Verification and Challenges”Mark DeMaria (NHC): “A New Method for Creating a 2-D Surface Wind Field from the NHC Official Forecast”James Franklin (NHC): “HFIP Performance Measure For Rapid Intensification”Mu-Chieh (Laura) Ko (HRD): “A Review of Support Vector Machine … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2019

AOML Flies Science Missions into Succession of Atlantic Storms

“Many of the storms we flew in 2019 were ‘living on the edge,’ in that they were weak, vertically sheared, but also unpredictable. In previous years, we saw these storms intensify, such as Hurricane Michael in 2018. This season, many struggled to intensify. As we continue to build a dataset of these sheared storms, we … Continue reading AOML Flies Science Missions into Succession of Atlantic Storms

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of November 2019

November’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Andy Hazelton -  “Global-Nested HAFS 2019 Real-time Demo Results” Ghassan Alaka - "2019 Basin-scale HWRF (HWRF-B): An HFIP Real-Time Demonstration Project on WCOSS" James Hlywiak -  “Sensitivities of the Decay of the Near-Surface Tropical Cyclone Wind Field to Inland Surface Roughness and Soil Moisture“ Rob Rogers -  “A comparison of a … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of November 2019

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2019

February’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Paul Reasor - "Estimating Wind Radii from Tail Doppler Radar" John Kaplan - "Gust Factor Distributions in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a Preliminary Analysis Michael Fischer - "Characteristics of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Events in Environments of Upper-Tropospheric Troughs" Xiaomin Chen - "Structural Changes Leading to Rapid Intensification … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2019

Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018

The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) held their meeting Monday, December 10, 2018 at the AOML Laboratory.  The featured speaker was Brian McNoldy, University of Miami /RSMAS Senior Research Associate and Capital Weather Gang Tropical Meteorologist. Brian presented a seminar on “The 2018 Hurricane Season in Review”. A copy of the … Continue reading Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018

55th Anniversary of Hurricane Flora

On the night of October 3, 1963, Hurricane Flora smashed into the southern coast of Haiti.  It raked the country with 145 mph (230 km/hr) winds and dumped tremendous downpours on its mountains.  It would become one of the deadliest and wettest Atlantic hurricanes on record. Flora began as an African easterly wave, moving over … Continue reading 55th Anniversary of Hurricane Flora

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 10, 2018, 12 PM ET

Monday, September 10, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS-tasked research mission into Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 09:00 AM EDT. 2 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 is flying a butterfly pattern to measure the inner core. The goal is to collect wind, temperature and … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 10, 2018, 12 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11 AM ET

Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS tasked research mission into Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 08:00 AM EDT. 3 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 is flying a butterfly pattern to measure the inner core. The goal is to collect wind data … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11 AM ET

HRD Seminar – Bill Ramstrom, Verisk Weather Solutions – 6 August 2018

Mr. Ramstrom presented a seminar titled "Damage Rates from Insurance Claims for Coastal and Inland Areas in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma". ABSTRACT: Insurance claims data provides a highly detailed view of the geographic patterns of damage in hurricanes. This talk will cover analytics that correlate claims percentages with maximum winds and rainfall during the landfalls … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Bill Ramstrom, Verisk Weather Solutions – 6 August 2018