Article on Tropical Cyclone Rainfall published in the Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences

Abstract:  A brief survey of the relevant research of tropical cyclone (TC) rainfall is presented here. The importance of TC rainfall in global and regional rainfall budgets is discussed, as is its mean characteristics as derived from airborne and satellite observational studies. Discussion is also presented on the physical processes that can modulate TC rainfall …

NOAA Hurricane Field Program Update … Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at 9:00 AM EDT

THIS IS MGOC WITH AN HFP UPDATE … Tuesday, June 29, 2010 AT 9 AM EDT OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: NOAA-42 returned from T.S. Alex last night early after shutting down an engine. Due to the length of time necessary for the repair, additional missions are cancelled until further notice from AOC. NOAA 43: Unavailable. …

NOAA44

NOAA 44, AOC's latest addition to its P-3 fleet, sits in its hangar at MacDill AFB, FL undergoing maintenance and upgrading. This plane is scheduled to be used for NOAA's air quality monitoring and is not intended for use in hurricane research. It will, however, free up the other two P-3s so they can be …

NOAA Hurricane Field Program Update … Monday, June 28, 2010 at 2:00 PM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: Plans are for N42 to begin IFEX and 3D Doppler missions in T.S.  Alex … with departure from MacDill AFB Monday, 6/28/10 at 4 PM EDT (2000 UT). Missions would continue every 12 hours, with the next mission’s departure Tuesday, June 29/10 at 4 AM. Missions would continue on this schedule …

NOAA Hurricane Field Program Update … Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 12 noon EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42 is scheduled to begin back-to-back (approximately) 8 hour missions in TS Alex in support of EMC. The first mission will depart MacDill AFB at 4 AM Monday, June 28, 2010, and return to MacDill AFB. The second mission is scheduled to departure from MacDill AFB at 4 PM, Monday, June 28, …

NOAA Hurricane Field Program Update … Saturday, June 26, 2010 at 10 AM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: Tentative plans are for N42 to begin12-hourly IFEX and 3D Doppler missions in TS Alex … with departure from MacDill AFB Monday, June 28, 2010 at 4 AM. The follow-on mission will depart 4 PM Monday June 28. Missions would continue on this schedule until the system makes landfall, dissipates, or …