Paper on changes to the intensity of tropical waves during the hurricane season published in the Journal of Climate

African easterly waves (AEWs) are areas of low air pressure that move westward across North Africa and into the Atlantic Ocean. AEWs can cause intense thunderstorms, and, once over the warm waters of the Atlantic Ocean, they may become tropical cyclones that might affect the Caribbean and North America. In summer, many AEWs form in, …

Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Dr. Frank Marks, AOML/HRD – 26 April 2017

The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) held their meeting Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the AOML Laboratory.  The featured speaker was Dr. Frank Marks,  Director of the AOML/Hurricane Research Division. Dr. Marks presented a seminar on “Landfalling Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Distributions". Abstract: Rainfall-induced freshwater flooding associated with landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs) …

HRD Seminar – Dr. Chris Hennon and Will Clark, University of North Carolina at Asheville – 11 October 2016

Dr. Hennon presented a seminar on “Toward a Global Homogeneous Tropical Cyclone Data Record". Abstract Any analysis of global tropical cyclone (TC) activity must account for the myriad of interagency differences in determining maximum wind speed.  Although the use of the Dvorak technique is the dominating factor in the vast majority of all agency estimates, …

15th Anniversary of Goldenberg, et al. paper

In the July 20, 2001, issue of Science magazine, HRD scientists Stan Goldenberg and Chris Landsea, AOML oceanographer Alberto M. Mestas-Nuñez, and Colorado State professor Bill Gray published the article "The Recent Increase in Atlantic Hurricane Activity: Causes and Implications".  The cover article examined the upsurge in Atlantic hurricane activity starting in 1995 and related …