HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2017, Lakeland, FL – 19 July 2017

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Paul Reasor and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel at their brand new facility at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on IFEX plans for 2017 and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project progress, respectively. The two presentations are available in a .zip archive on the anonymous ftp […]

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Paper on a new dropwindsonde that measures sea surface temperature released online in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Warm water provides the energy for tropical cyclones to form and intensify, and knowing the temperature of the water is important in predicting how strong a hurricane will become. Dropwindsondes are instruments that measure air temperature, moisture, pressure, and wind velocity as they fall toward the ocean after release from Hurricane Hunter aircraft, but they […]

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NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 27 February 2017

HRD researchers Frank Marks and Robert Rogers presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research” and “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones” and how they are used in tropical cyclone research to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane Center media room. Copies of the two presentations are available on the […]

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HRD researchers contribute to new textbook on recent advances in tropical cyclone research

The book, co-edited by HRD scientist Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan, is based on a series of lectures by scientists from the US, India and Australia, at a workshop held in Bhubaneswar, India on 9-14 July 2012. It provides information on recent advances in tropical cyclone (hurricane and typhoon) observations, data assimilation (the process of getting these observations […]

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 16 February 2017

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent […]

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Another flight into Karl early this morning

We are still tracking Karl. It’s a stretch to fly from St. Croix but we can still gather data inside Karl. NOAA43 will take of at 2AM Eastern (0600 UTC) for an eight hour mission. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. […]

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Up and away, NOAA’s hurricane hunter P3 aircraft is headed to fly into TD9

The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft took off at noon eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The goal is to collect data in and around the tropical disturbance. They will be launching instruments that collect data in the atmosphere and ocean. This information will help us understand […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Sunday, 28 Aug. 2016 NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into AL99, the tropical disturbance located in the Florida Straits. This means that the National Hurricane Center requested this flight. Take off is scheduled for 1700 UTC (1PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Two HRD scientists will be […]

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HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2016, MacDill AFB, FL – 7 July 2016

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Robert Rogers, Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) researcher Lisa Bucci, and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel on IFEX plans for 2016, this year’s plan for the DWL, and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project progress, respectively. The three presentations are available in a .zip archive on […]

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 16 June 2016

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent […]

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