Paper on the difference between rapidly intensifying storms and those that don’t intensify as fast published in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

Summary: The main model that forecasters use to predict what a hurricane will do is the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) model. Because we cannot measure what is currently happening in the hurricane exactly, we run the model many times at once with different measurements to get an idea of the different forecasts that …

Lisa Bucci named NOAA Team Member of the Month

Lisa Bucci was honored this month for her courageous work last year during Hurricane Irma. Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful and catastrophic hurricane -- the most intense storm to strike the U.S. coastline since Hurricane Katrina in 2005. On the morning of September 7, 2017, the NOAA National Hurricane Center (NHC) issued hurricane watches …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of January 2018

January’s science meeting consisted of three presentations: Jon Zawislak:  Preliminary results on the sources of condensate in the hurricane outflow layer Sim Aberson:  Observations of gravity waves in tropical cyclones Jason Dunion:  Assessing tropical cyclone intensity change in moderate vertical wind shear using dropsondes: thermodynamics of the lower troposphere All the presentations are available on …

Shirley Murillo, Xaymara Serrano, and Alejandra Lorenzo attend the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science National Diversity in STEM Conference in Salt Lake City

Shirley Murillo, HRD's Deputy Director, along with Alejandra Lorenzo, Information Technology Specialist at AOML, and Xaymara Serrano, Post-Doctoral Associate at the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies working at AOML's Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division, all attended the SACNAS Diversity in STEM Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in October.   Shirley was a …

Kelly Ryan, Renellys Perez, and Lisa Bucci talk about recent outreach events

Kelly Ryan and Lisa Bucci of HRD and Renellys Perez of AOML's Physical Oceanography Division presented their recent experiences in talking to students around the country about their careers and experiences. Kelly went to the Intrepid Air, Sea, and Space Museum in New York City to talk to students of all ages at their GOALS …

Coyote awarded the 2018 Aviation Week Laureate Award winner for Defense, Dual Use

Aviation Week & Space Technology announced that the COYOTE UAV has been selected as a winner of the 61st Annual Laureate Awards, honoring extraordinary achievements in the global aerospace arena. The winners will be honored on 1 March, 2018, at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC, and a Grand Laureate will be announced. The …