Category Archives: Impacts

The HRD Real-time Hurricane Wind Analysis System (H*WIND)

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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Frank Marks talks to the Cosumnes River College Connection about Hurricane Matthew

Read the article at http://crcconnection.com/2016/10/18/hurricane-matthew-leaves-nearly-1-2-mln-in-u-s-southeast.html.

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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 … Continue reading

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Paper on rainfall from tropical systems impacting the U. S. corn-belt region published in Weather and Climate Extremes

  You can access the paper at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212094715300499

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Neal Dorst talks about human efforts to stop hurricanes in Florida Today

Read the entire article at http://www.floridatoday.com/story/weather/2016/09/21/weather-wise-efforts-stop-disrupt-hurricanes/90769166/

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Digital copies of Ted Fujita and Roger Wakimoto’s hurricane landfall analyses now available

After the landfall of very strong hurricanes, NOAA contracted with Drs. Ted Fujita of the University of Chicago and Roger Wakimoto of the University of California Los Angeles to produce damage surveys of the affected areas.  With the help of … Continue reading

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2016

August’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Xuejin Zhang – “The 2016 Basin-Scale HWRF (HB16)” Alan Brammer (University of Albany/SUNY) – “Exploitation of Ensemble Prediction System Information in Support of Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis Prediction” Erin Dougherty (University of Albany/SUNY)- “Hurricane … Continue reading

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