Hurricane Field Program Update … Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 6:00 PM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: Plans are for NOAA-42 to begin EMC tasked TDR missions in TD #3 … with the first flight departing from MacDill AFB Friday, July 23, 2010 at 4 PM EDT (2000 UTC). Missions are scheduled to continue on an every 12-hour cycle, with the next mission’s departure Saturday, July 24, 2010 …

2010 HFP IFEX forecast and mission planning discussion – 21 July 2010

Meteorological scenario: 1800 UTC July 21, 1010 Forecast discussion courtesy Andrew Martin and Cerese Inglish, FSU In the GRIP/IFEX/PREDICT domains today there are several noticeable features, including the invest we have been following for several days, PGI17L (see A.). The bulk of this discussion will focus on invest AL97/PGI17L. As of the 12Z unified surface …

Hurricane Field Program Update … Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 5:00 PM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: All P-3 missions that were planned in AL97 for Thursday (July 22, 2010) and Friday (July 23, 2010) have been canceled. We will continue to monitor the progress of AL97. NOAA 43: Unavailable. G-IV NOAA-49: The G-IV is currently flying an NHC tasked synoptic surveillance mission around AL97. The aircraft has …

Hurricane Field Program Update … Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 6:00 PM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: Plans are for N42 to begin EMC tasked TDR missions in AL97 … with the first flight departing from MacDill AFB Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 4 AM EDT (0800 UT). Missions would continue every 12 hours, with the next mission’s departure Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 4 PM (2000 UT). …

2010 HFP IFEX forecast and mission planning discussion – 20 July 2010

Meteorological scenario: 1800 UTC July 20, 1010 Forecast discussion courtesy Cerese Inglish, FSU In the GRIP/IFEX/PREDICT domains today there are several features of note, but the most intriguing feature today is Invest AL97/PGI17L, which most of this discussion will focus upon (slide 1). Overall, there are 4 Easterly tropical waves to discuss. The first is …

HRD seminar – Dr. Joe Cione, AOML/HRD, 15 July 2010

An audio recording (due to technical difficulties the video is missing) and powerpoint presentation of Dr. Cione’s seminar on “Air-sea observations in tropical cyclones (1975-2007):  Mean and asymmetric structure” are available in a zip archive online at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blogs/seminars/2010/Cione_IRR_20100715.zip

HRD scientists brief NOAA/AOC on HFIP and IFEX2010 – 14 July 2010

Presentations by Frank Marks and Robert Rogers to AOC on the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) use of airborne data to improve tropical cyclone models and the 2010 NOAA Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX2010) are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2010/HFP/AOC_HFIP_Marks_20100714.ppt ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2010/HFP/IFEX_AOC.ppt