HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2019

June’s science meeting consisted of eight presentations: George Halliwell: Impact of the Anomalously Warm Gulf of Mexico on Hurricane Michael (2018) Intensity Kathryn Sellwood: How do we get good data from Dropsondes? Nicolas Johnson (Hollings Scholar, UAH): Estimating Hurricane Surface Winds Addison Alford (OU): Structural Changes in the Hurricane Boundary Layer at Landfall Renee Richardson … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2019

HRD Seminar – Chris Vagasky, Vaisala Inc. – 29 May 2019

Chris presented a seminar titled “Advances to NLDN and GLD360 and Applications of Lightning Data in Tropical Meteorology“. ABSTRACT: Vaisala owns and operates the National Lightning Detection Network (NLDN) and Global Lightning Dataset (GLD360), and continually works to enhance and improve the performance of the networks. In this talk we will review recent enhancements and … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Chris Vagasky, Vaisala Inc. – 29 May 2019

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2019

May’s science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Kelly Ryan: Projects featuring collaboration and consultation on OSEs, OSSEs, data visualization, and machine learning William Ramstrom: Nest Development for FV3 Michael Fischer: Potential mechanisms for two secondary eyewall formation events in Hurricane Irma (2017) Kelly Nunez (PSU): PV budget analysis of high resolution simulations to understand the … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2019

2019 Hurricane Field Program Plan now available

One of the key aspects of NOAA’s Mission is, “To understand and predict changes in the climate, weather, oceans, and coasts...” with a long-term goal of achieving a, “Weather-ready Nation,” in which society is able to prepare for, and respond to, weather-related events. This objective specifies the need to improve the understanding and prediction of … Continue reading 2019 Hurricane Field Program Plan now available

HRD Seminar – Prof. Rupert Klein, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany – 8 March 2019

Prof. Klein presented a seminar titled “Multiscale asymptotics for strongly tilted tropical vortices”. ABSTRACT: The asymptotic theory for three-dimensional vortices in the gradient wind regime by Paeschke et al. (2012), JFM, vol. 701, 137--170 is revisited. The theory considers vortices that are nearly axisymmetric at each vertical level but involve relative horizontal displacements of the … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Prof. Rupert Klein, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany – 8 March 2019

HRD Seminar – Dr. Chris Collimore, Joint Institute For Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, UCLA – 5 March 2019

Dr. Collimore presented a seminar titled “The Impact of High Aerosol Concentrations on Tropical Cyclone Formation". ABSTRACT: Prior studies have shown that high levels of aerosols in the environment of convective clouds can cause the convection to become more vigorous through a five step process. Tropical cyclones (TCs) start as clusters of convective clouds and … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Chris Collimore, Joint Institute For Regional Earth System Science and Engineering, UCLA – 5 March 2019

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2019

February’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Paul Reasor - "Estimating Wind Radii from Tail Doppler Radar" John Kaplan - "Gust Factor Distributions in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a Preliminary Analysis Michael Fischer - "Characteristics of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Events in Environments of Upper-Tropospheric Troughs" Xiaomin Chen - "Structural Changes Leading to Rapid Intensification … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2019

HRD Seminar – Dr. Dave Raymond, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology – 12 December 2018

Prof. Raymond presented a seminar titled “Control of Convection in High-Resolution Simulations of Tropical Cyclogenesis”. ABSTRACT: Three idealized high-resolution simulations of tropical storm formation from a weak vortex are analyzed. The three simulations include a case using warm rain microphysics, a case in which surface friction is omitted, and a case in which ice microphysics … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Dave Raymond, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology – 12 December 2018

Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018

The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) held their meeting Monday, December 10, 2018 at the AOML Laboratory.  The featured speaker was Brian McNoldy, University of Miami /RSMAS Senior Research Associate and Capital Weather Gang Tropical Meteorologist. Brian presented a seminar on “The 2018 Hurricane Season in Review”. A copy of the … Continue reading Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018