Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Dr. Frank Marks, AOML/HRD – 26 April 2017

The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) held their meeting Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the AOML Laboratory.  The featured speaker was Dr. Frank Marks,  Director of the AOML/Hurricane Research Division. Dr. Marks presented a seminar on “Landfalling Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Distributions”. Abstract: Rainfall-induced freshwater flooding associated with landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs) […]

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The P3s wild ride in hurricane Felix in 2007 highlighted in the American Meteorological Society Front Page blog

The blog post discusses the recent article by Aberson et al. published in Monthly Weather Review.  You can read the blog at http://blog.ametsoc.org/uncategorized/monster-felix-slammed-hurricane-hunter-plane-in-2007/.

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105th Anniversary of the SS Koombana disaster

On 20 March, 1912, the passenger, cargo, and mail-carrying ship SS Koombana encountered a tropical cyclone off Western Australia, killing 74 passengers and 76 crew members. Most of the tale is known from the captain of the SS Bullarra that survived the disaster.  Despite a falling barometer and a strong northeasterly wind, the Koombana departed Port Hedland […]

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

The book, co-edited by HRD scientist Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan, is based on a series of lectures by scientists from the US, India and Australia, at a workshop held in Bhubaneswar, India on 9-14 July 2012. It provides information on recent advances in tropical cyclone (hurricane and typhoon) observations, data assimilation (the process of getting these observations […]

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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 and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Office of Naval Research (ONR) aircraft […]

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2017 Hurricane-related anniversaries

In 2017 we will be observing the following tropical cyclone-related anniversaries:  2012   5th anniversary Hurricane Sandy brings great destruction to the Caribbean, Bahamas, and northeastern US.   It causes $75 billion in damage, making it the second costliest Atlantic storm on record. Hurricane Ernesto is responsible for 12 deaths and about $252 million in damage in Mexico. Typhoon […]

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Matthew – 20 October 2016

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 9 P-3, 9 G-IV, and 3 Global Hawk missions into Hurricane Matthew (30 September to 8 October 2016). The agenda for the discussion was: Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/HFP/MatthewDebrief_10202016.pptx

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HRD Seminar – Dr. Chris Hennon and Will Clark, University of North Carolina at Asheville – 11 October 2016

Dr. Hennon presented a seminar on “Toward a Global Homogeneous Tropical Cyclone Data Record”. Abstract Any analysis of global tropical cyclone (TC) activity must account for the myriad of interagency differences in determining maximum wind speed.  Although the use of the Dvorak technique is the dominating factor in the vast majority of all agency estimates, […]

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