HRD and CIMAS researchers conduct innovative research studies into Hurricane Earl

Over the past week, as Hurricane Earl threatened the east coast of the United States, hurricane scientists from NOAA Research's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) Hurricane Research Division and colleagues from the University of Miami's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) participated in a total of 18 hurricane hunter research flights, including … Continue reading HRD and CIMAS researchers conduct innovative research studies into Hurricane Earl

Multi-agency Mission Science Summary – September 6, 2010

Mission synopsis: 06 Sept 2010 NOAA/IFEX: P3/GIV: There are currently no operational or research taskings for the NOAA P-3s and G-IV. Extended: NOAA will continue to watch Gaston and if it becomes a viable target for operations based from Tampa.  NOAA is also watching Hermine in the Gulf, but any missions would involve long ferries - … Continue reading Multi-agency Mission Science Summary – September 6, 2010

Tri-agency Forecast Discussion – September 5, 2010

Forecast Discussion for September 5, 2010 Large-scale features The tropics have quieted considerably from the day before, with now only one tropical cyclone globally, and that in the West Pacific. The main features of interest in the Atlantic are a broad area of low pressure in the Bay of Campeche (labeled '2') and the remnants … Continue reading Tri-agency Forecast Discussion – September 5, 2010

Tri-agency Forecast Discussion – September 4, 2010

Forecast Discussion for September 4, 2010 Large-scale features The tropics have quieted considerably from the day before. Tropical Storm Earl has made landfall in Nova Scotia and Fiona has dissipated. The main features of interest are now Tropical Depression Eleven-E approaching the Bay of Campeche (labeled '2'), the remnants of Gaston (labeled '1'), and PGI39L … Continue reading Tri-agency Forecast Discussion – September 4, 2010

Multi-agency Mission Science Summary – September 4, 2010

Mission synopsis: 04 Sept 2010 NOAA/IFEX: The P-3s have completed all missions into what is now TS Earl.  The final P-3 mission was September 3, 20UTC take-off of N43RF.  This P-3 is currently ferrying back to Tampa MacDill AFB.  N42RF is at MacDill now.  The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission … Continue reading Multi-agency Mission Science Summary – September 4, 2010

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 3 September 2010

As Earl continues to accelerate northeastward and weaken as it passes southeast of Long Island  (depicted by the black line in the upper left of the images)  the final NOAA P-3 mission into Earl collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you will see images of the … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4PM P-3 flight, 3 September 2010

Tri-agency Forecast Discussion – September 3, 2010

Forecast Discussion for September 3, 2010 Large-scale features The primary features of interest in the Atlantic basin are Hurricane Earl, Tropical Storm Fiona, the remnants of Tropical Depression Gaston (labeled with a '1', and newly named AL99 (labeled with a '2'), as seen in Fig. 1. These features are also evident as areas of high … Continue reading Tri-agency Forecast Discussion – September 3, 2010

Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 3 September 2010

As Earl continues to accelerate northward and weaken as it approaches the Delmarva Peninsula  (depicted by the black line in the upper left of the images)  NOAA P-3 missions continue to collect airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance. Included here you will see images of the horizontal winds within … Continue reading Doppler radar quick-looks from 4AM P-3 flight, 3 September 2010