Recap of Julia and Lisa flights

NOAA conducted two flights into Julia and five into Lisa during October of this year, all in the Caribbean Sea. The main purpose of all the missions was to gather Doppler Radar and dropwindsonde data for ingestion into NOAA's computer models to improve forecasts. Flight tracks of missions into Julia (left) and Lisa (right) during … Continue reading Recap of Julia and Lisa flights

Recap of Hurricane Ian flights

In September, NOAA conducted 15 missions in and around Hurricane Ian before its historic landfall in Florida. Among these were 8 P-3 missions and 7 synoptic surveillance missions conducted by the G-IV. One hundred forty-three dropwindsondes were released along with 18 Airborne Expendable Bathythermographs to measure profiles in the atmosphere and the ocean underneath Ian. … Continue reading Recap of Hurricane Ian flights

Review of aircraft missions into Hurricane Earl

NOAA conducted 20 aircraft missions into Hurricane Earl in late August and early September. The series of flights over 12 days was the longest series of flights into one system that NOAA has conducted. We recently reviewed these flights, and the slides from the review can be found here. Flight tracks of all the NOAA … Continue reading Review of aircraft missions into Hurricane Earl

Homestead commemorates 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

On August 27, 2022, the City of Homestead in conjunction with the Cybrarium and Town Hall Museum will host a commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. The Category 5 hurricane had profound effects on Homestead, the Air Force Base, and the people of southern Miami-Dade County. AOML's Hurricane Research Division will participate in … Continue reading Homestead commemorates 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

Frank Marks participates in WeatherBrains podcast – 8 August 2022

HRD director Frank Marks participated in WeatherBrains podcast 864 to discuss the Lakeland High School Weather Club's impact on the field of meteorology in the U.S.. In October 1967, Weatherwise magazine ran an article entitled, “Meteorology at Lakeland High School,” about an advanced high school Weather Club, and in January 2022 Weatherwise provided a 55 year … Continue reading Frank Marks participates in WeatherBrains podcast – 8 August 2022

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2022

August's science meeting consisted of three presentations: Henry Winterbottom (ESRL/PSL): "Simulating Tropical Cyclones Within the Unified Forecast System (UFS): The Impacts of Nesting and TC Relocation" Stanley Goldenberg: "August Update for NOAA’s Outlook for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Methodology and Forecast" Sim Aberson and Shirley Murillo: "The NOAA Research Publication Tracking System and HRD" … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2022

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2022

July’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Josh Cossuth (ONR) - "The Geolocated Processing System (GeoIPS) A platform for collaborative development & processing satellite information" Jon Zawislak - "Overview of NASA's 2022 Convective Processes Experiment Cabo Verde (CPEX-CV)" Bruno Rojas (Lapenta Intern) - "Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Dorian Using HEDAS Analyses" Andy Hazelton - "AOML … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2022

Frank Marks participates in University of Miami Hurricane Academy – 14 July 2022

HRD director Frank Marks gave a presentation on "Hurricane Research at NOAA" at the University of Miami Hurricane Academy. The Academies provide immersive academic programs open to students who are currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors).  A copy of the presentation is available here.

Frank Marks participates in Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, Convection and Climate – 21-22 June 2022

Kerry Emanuel has made fundamental contributions to several areas in the study of Earth's climate, notably related to tropical cyclones, convection, and climate. This two-day symposium in honor of Kerry Emanuel brought current work across these three areas together in one place, and provided a forum for exchange of ideas at current forefronts in these … Continue reading Frank Marks participates in Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, Convection and Climate – 21-22 June 2022

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022

June's  science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Stanley Goldenberg: NOAA’s May Outlook for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Methodology & Forecast Bachir Annane: A Catastrophe Model for Assessing Wind and Flood Hazard Risk for Florida Kathryn Sellwood: Assimilation of Coyote sUAS Observations Using Operational HWRF in Hurricane Maria William Ramstrom: Moving Nest Implementation for NOAA's … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022