Jun Zhang participates in 2nd Boundary Layer Workshop

The 2nd Boundary Layer Workshop was held virtually on 1-2 June. The goal of the workshop is to continue the work from the previous one to improve our understanding and modeling of surface and atmospheric boundary layer processes. The event was organized by Tilden Meyers of NOAA's Air Resource's Laboratory and David Turner of NOAA's … Continue reading Jun Zhang participates in 2nd Boundary Layer Workshop

HRD kicks off 2021 Hurricane Field Program

Scientists from AOML and other agencies participating in NOAA's 2021 Hurricane Field Program's Advancing the Prediction of Hurricanes Experiment (APHEX) met on 26 May to kick off the season. APHEX was developed in partnership with NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center, National Hurricane Center, Aircraft Operations Center, and AOML’s Physical Oceanography Division. It is intended to improve … Continue reading HRD kicks off 2021 Hurricane Field Program

HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

Rob Rogers presents seminar at the University of Maryland

Rob Rogers presented a seminar on the history and future of NOAA's Hurricane Field Program at the University of Maryland College Park Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. You can download the slides at ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2021/UMd-Seminar_Rogers2021.pptx, or listen to a recording of the seminar at https://umd.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=657380bf-6519-4bcc-890e-ad19015f4b7b.

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

April's science meeting consisted of four presentations: Xiaomin Chen: "Boundary Layer Recovery and Precipitation Symmetrization Preceding Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Shear" Andy Hazelton: "HAFS Ensemble of Hurricane Dorian (2019): Early Intensity and Long-Term Track" Jon Zawislak: "Accomplishments of NOAA's Airborne Hurricane Field Program and a Broader Future Approach to Forecast Improvement" Kathryn Sellwood: … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

The annual meeting, held online this year, brings together developers and users of the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System, the basis of the dropwindsondes released in and around tropical cyclones each summer since 1997. The AVAPS dropsondes are released from NOAA and Air Force aircraft to measure high-resolution profiles of temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

Dr. Paul Reasor participates in AMS Radar Committee Webinar on Careers in Radar Meteorology – 31 March 2021

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Committee on Radar Meteorology hosted a webinar on 31 March 2021, where a panel of five scientists from various sectors of the atmospheric sciences reflected on their careers thus far, and how radar has been a foundational part of their journey. Participants learned about a variety of career opportunities while … Continue reading Dr. Paul Reasor participates in AMS Radar Committee Webinar on Careers in Radar Meteorology – 31 March 2021

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2021

March's science meeting consisted of three presentations. Michael Fischer: "How are TC convective and vortex characteristics related to TC intensity?" Josh Wadler: "The Effects of Environmental Wind Shear Direction on Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer Thermodynamics and Intensity Change from Multiple Observational Datasets" Lew Gramer:  “Coastal downwelling and landfalling hurricane intensification” Copies of the three presentations are available … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2021

HRD Seminar – Dr. Forrest Masters (University of Florida) – 17 March 2021

Dr. Masters presented a seminar titled "Collecting surface wind and water data in extreme hydrodynamic conditions during tropical cyclone landfall: The Sentinel Project". ABSTRACT: The presentation will describe a new effort to measure surface wind, hydrodynamic, erosion, and water quality conditions in the hurricane core at the coastal transition. In this region, storm surge and … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Forrest Masters (University of Florida) – 17 March 2021

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2021

February's science meeting was hosted by NHC and consisted of nine presentations. The first two presented an overview of the proposed Tropical Marine Testbed (TMT) from a NWS and OAR perspective, and the remaining seven presentations were from NHC and HRD researchers describing potential projects that the TMT might tackle:  Overview of Tropical Marine Testbed … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2021