15th anniversary of publication of seminal work on wind profiles in the tropical cyclone eyewall from dropwindsondes

Starting in 1996, NOAA phased out use of the obsolete Omega DropWindsondes (ODW) in favor of the Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) Dropwindsondes.  In addition to being more accurate due to the superior navigation system, this next-generation sonde was also more moisture tolerant.  ODWs would fail in they were launched in areas of heavy rain, but …

Best Student Poster at AMS 33rd Hurricane Conference

The Best Student Poster for Mesoscale Meteorology Award at the AMS 33rd Hurricane and Tropical Meteorology Conference was awarded to University of Utah student George (Trey) Alvey III and co-authored by HRD's Rob Rogers and Jon Zawislak along with U. Utah Professor Ed Zipser.  The poster was titled "Hurricane Edouard's (2014) Intensification: The Relationship between …

Jason Dunion wins 2018 Banner I. Miller Award

HRD's Jason Dunion, along with colleagues Chris Thorncroft, and Chris Velden, were presented with the prestigious Banner I. Miller Award at the AMS's 33rd Hurricane and Tropical Meteorology Conference for their paper "The tropical cyclone diurnal cycle of mature hurricanes".  The work was cited for "identifying a fundamental process in tropical cyclones and elegantly defining …

HRD Researchers receive 2018 Aviation Week Laureate Award

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 …

HRD employees honored with Andrew Awards for going above-and-beyond during Hurricane Irma

AOML's Diversity, Inclusion & You (DIY) group honored employees who went above-and-beyond their regular duty during Hurricane Irma's impact on their homes and families last September.  Among those honored were a number of HRD employees: Jonathan A. Zawislak, Bradley W. Klotz, Heather M. Holbach, Lisa R. Bucci:  For exceptional professionalism and dedication to NOAA’s mission, …

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 …

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 …

Howie Friedman wins first-ever Order of Sherman’s Lagoon award for exemplary service

HRD Deputy Director Howie Friedman has  been awarded the first-ever Order of Sherman's Lagoon Award in honor of his exemplary service to NOAA's mission.  The award recognizes Howie’s long-term efforts to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity, and educational and outreach activities at AOML.  Howie was also recognized for his 55 years of dedicated federal service. The award …