HRD participates in the 24th AVAPS™ Users meeting

The Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System (AVAPS™) is held annually by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Earth Observing Laboratory to discuss Science, Operations and Dropwindsonde Technology, along with having an open discussions for the different topics. NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. HRD scientists made two presentations at the recent meeting … Continue reading HRD participates in the 24th AVAPS™ Users meeting

HRD Seminar – Alex Mitchell (University of Albany/SUNY) – 6 May 2022

Alex Mitchell presented a seminar titled “The Governing Dynamics and Predictability of Recurving EPAC Tropical Cyclones”. ABSTRACT:  Infrequent recurving eastern North Pacific (EPAC) tropical cyclones (TCs) can threaten life and property along the West Coast of North America primarily through flooding associated with heavy rainfall. These recurving EPAC TCs are most likely to occur during … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Alex Mitchell (University of Albany/SUNY) – 6 May 2022

HRD Seminar – Prof. Lance Bosart (University of Albany/SUNY) – 6 May 2022

Prof. Bosart presented a seminar titled “Impact of Recurving WPAC and EPAC Tropical Cyclones on Extreme Weather and Wildfire Events over the Western CONUS in Late Summer 2020”. ABSTRACT: Persistent upper-level ridging over the Rockies and an unusually weak summer monsoon that failed to bring much needed rain to the parched Southwest further favored extensive … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Prof. Lance Bosart (University of Albany/SUNY) – 6 May 2022

Jason Sippel and Frank Marks participate in the National Tropical Weather Conference

The National Tropical Weather Conference was held on South Padre Island 6-9 April. Alex Garcia, a television meteorologist with San Antonio's KABB-TV, is one of the founders of the conference. "The idea for the National Tropical Weather Conference came about when the Bahamas Weather Conference ended," Garcia said. "There was no organized effort to educate … Continue reading Jason Sippel and Frank Marks participate in the National Tropical Weather Conference

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2022

March’s science meeting consisted of four presentations by students of our collaborator Prof. Haiyan Zhang at Florida International University: Xinxi Wang: Relating Tropical Cyclone Intensification Rate and Inner-Core Features Using 16-yr TMI data Adrian Lopez: Defining Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Using Bootstrapping Extreme Threshold Estimation  Oscar Guzman: Climatology of Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Magnitude at Different … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2022

Heather Holbach participates in FAMU 10th Biennial NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum

Hundreds of undergraduate and graduate student scientists recently gathered at Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee for the 10th Biennial National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions (EPP/MSI) Education and Science Forum. The EPP/MSI Program is NOAA’s largest investment in post-secondary education and future workforce development with thousands of students … Continue reading Heather Holbach participates in FAMU 10th Biennial NOAA EPP/MSI Education and Science Forum

HRD Seminar – Dr. Hua Leighton (CIMAS/HRD) – 24 March 2022

Dr. Leighton presented a seminar titled “Characterizing Raindrop Size Distributions Observed in Hurricanes”. ABSTRACT: One of the main applications of radar measurements is to estimate rainfall rate based on its power-law relationships with radar reflectivity. Different relationships have been obtained for different weather scenarios. Hurricanes, in comparison with other severe weather systems, have a much longer … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Hua Leighton (CIMAS/HRD) – 24 March 2022

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2022

February's science meeting, co-hosted by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), provided an update on developments of the Hurricane and Ocean Testbed (HOT), a new facility at NHC dedicated to facilitating the transition of research and development projects to operations in a physical space. For many years, NHC partnered with NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research via … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2022

HRD Seminar – Dr. Andrew Hazelton (CIMAS/HRD) – 9 February 2022

Dr. Hazelton presented a seminar titled “Examining Hurricane Dorian's Early Intensification and Long-term Track Evolution Through an Ensemble of the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System”. ABSTRACT: Hurricane Dorian (2019) was one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the Atlantic basin, and caused significant devastation across the northern Bahamas as it stalled out as a … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Andrew Hazelton (CIMAS/HRD) – 9 February 2022