Toward the “Perfect” Weather Warning published

The book discusses how to make weather warnings most effective through communication and partnerships. Warnings are the result of a process from weather observations to weather forecasts to hazard forecasts to socio-economic impact forecasts to warning messages to decisions on how to avoid or mitigate the hazard. The book offers a framework across government, private … Continue reading Toward the “Perfect” Weather Warning published

Rob Rogers presents seminar on Advancing the Understanding and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Using NOAA Aircraft Observations

The primary goal of NOAA/OAR/AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is to improve the understanding and prediction of tropical cyclones (TCs). While this improvement can be accomplished from a variety of approaches, a unique capability of HRD is the routine collection and analysis of airborne observations within the tropical cyclone inner core and its atmospheric and … Continue reading Rob Rogers presents seminar on Advancing the Understanding and Prediction of Tropical Cyclones Using NOAA Aircraft Observations

New hurricane research supports advances to NOAA’s 2022 forecasts

This summer during the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season, scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) will once again be on the frontlines helping NOAA prepare the public for severe weather. They will also conduct new research on the complex processes of how tropical cyclones form, develop, and dissipate. AOML’s operational missions tasked by NOAA’s Environmental … Continue reading New hurricane research supports advances to NOAA’s 2022 forecasts

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 Dunion receives Richard H. Hagemeyer Award from the U.S. Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services

Jason Dunion is this year’s recipient of the Richard H. Hagemeyer award for being a recognized leader who has made substantial, long-term contributions to the U.S. hurricane program. The award was presented to Jason on 11 March at the 2022 Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum/76th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference in Lakeland, FL. Congratulations, Jason! Jason … Continue reading Jason Dunion receives Richard H. Hagemeyer Award from the U.S. Interagency Council for Advancing Meteorological Services

AOML releases Accomplishments for 2021

The document aligns with AOML's three goals: Goal 1: Empower Our Team. Create an inclusive and cutting-edge environment that fosters discovery, exploration, and success. Goal 2: Observe the Earth System: Collect and evaluate ocean, atmosphere, and marine ecosystem observations that contribute to the body of scientific knowledge of the Atlantic Ocean region to improve the ability to … Continue reading AOML releases Accomplishments for 2021

National Hurricane Center dedicates the William J. Lapenta Laboratory to develop new tools to improve forecasts

After several years of dreams, plans and construction, NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) has launched a new era of applying the latest “research to operations”  at the recently opened William J. Lapenta Laboratory. The research will take place in a new lab named in memory of the late Dr. William “Bill” Lapenta. As director of … Continue reading National Hurricane Center dedicates the William J. Lapenta Laboratory to develop new tools to improve forecasts

Frank Marks and Sim Aberson win awards for excellence and outstanding contributions to NOAA and the community

HRD Director Frank Marks received the Joanne Simpson Tropical Meteorology Research Award from the American Meteorological Society. The award is granted to researchers who make outstanding contributions to advancing the understanding of the physics and dynamics of the tropical atmosphere. Frank was recognized for his outstanding contributions to the understanding and prediction of tropical cyclones … Continue reading Frank Marks and Sim Aberson win awards for excellence and outstanding contributions to NOAA and the community

Storymap: Improvements in Forecasting Weather, Floods, and Hurricanes: Overview Report on Supplemental Program FY18

The storymap includes work on the Hurricane Analysis and Forecasting System (HAFS), a set of moving, high-resolution nests around tropical cyclones in the global weather model, and the AOML Hurricane Model Viewer. View there storymap at https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/17d9393d307449a3a46fa3aa6dd5e258. For more information, contact aoml.communications@noaa.gov. Credits: The Supplemental Program Team is managed by the NOAA Line Offices of: … Continue reading Storymap: Improvements in Forecasting Weather, Floods, and Hurricanes: Overview Report on Supplemental Program FY18