Also, hurricane seasonal forecasts and summer interns at AOML. Read about these topics and more at http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/keynotes/PDF-Files/July-Aug2018.pdf.
You can read the study at https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/MWR-D-18-0022.1.
Summary: Because satellites are observing the weather all the time, there are almost always satellite data available around hurricanes or tropical cyclones (TCs). On the other hand, Hurricane Hunter aircraft can only reach TCs when the storms are near land and when airplanes and crews are available. When Hurricane Hunter missions are planned, the regular … Continue reading Paper on combining satellite data and data from the Global Hawk aircraft to improve forecasts published in Weather and Forecasting
Summary: A drone, what we call an unmanned aircraft system, can collect data in tropical cyclones (TCs) to improve forecasts. Scientists have used the Global Hawk drone that can fly at an altitude of up to 60,000 feet for over 24 hours at a time since 2010. The Global Hawk releases dropwindsondes that measure wind, … Continue reading Paper on the impact of dropwindsondes from the Global Hawk on forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review
Thirty-one AOML and HRD scientists participated in the recent 33rd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in Ponte Vedra, FL, as authors or co-authors on 65 presentations and 19 posters. Roughly 783 presentations (507 oral presentations in 67 sessions and 276 posters in 2 session) were submitted to the conference. Of the 567 TC-related presentations … Continue reading AOML and HRD researchers at 33rd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra, FL – 15-20 April 2018
The Raytheon/NOAA Coyote UAV team, including HRD researchers Dr. Joe Cione, Kelly Ryan, Dr. Altug Aksoy, Brittany Dahl and Dr. Jun Zhang, received the 2018 AviationWeek Laureate Award in the Defense category for Dual Use. AviationWeek's Laureate Awards recognize the extraordinary achievements of individuals and teams in aviation, aerospace, and defense. Their accomplishments embody the spirit of … Continue reading HRD Researchers receive 2018 Aviation Week Laureate Award
Abstracts and recordings of the 27 presentations and 9 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 98th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Karina Apodaca, M. Zupanski, L. Cucurull, and M. Hu - Implementation of the GOES-16 GLM Lightning Assimilation into the NCEP/GSI System for Improved … Continue reading HRD & AOML researchers at 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX – 7-11 January 2018
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 … Continue reading Coyote awarded the 2018 Aviation Week Laureate Award winner for Defense, Dual Use
HRD/CIMAS scientists Jon Zawislak and Jun Zhang attended the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans. Jon presented a talk, co-authored with Paul Reasor, entitled "Unique Datasets Collected by NOAA Hurricane Hunter Aircraft during the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season." Other talks co-authored by HRD scientists were: Bryan, G. H., J. Cione, A. Aksoy, B. Baker, B. … Continue reading Jon Zawislak and Jun Zhang attend AGU Fall Meeting in New Orleans
Computer models developed to forecast the weather need to know what is currently happening in the atmosphere and in the ocean, what we call “initial conditions,” each time the model starts. The process of making these initial conditions is known as “initialization.” This study is about a new initialization method for both the atmosphere and … Continue reading Paper on a way to initialize idealized hurricane models published in the Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems