Altug Aksoy gave an invited talk at NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) as part of their Monthly Hurricane Seminar series. EMC is responsible for the development and implementation of more than 20 numerical prediction systems. The transitions these systems into operations for use across the National Center for Environmental Prediction and the rest of the … Continue reading Altug Aksoy presents an invited talk to NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center
Paper on how data from small unscrewed aircraft systems can improve tropical cyclone forecasts released online in Weather and Forecasting
This study represents the first time that observations from a small uncrewed aircraft system (sUAS) have been assimilated into the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast model (HWRF) used by specialists at the National Hurricane Center (what we call an operational model). Including these data has potential for improving initial analyses and forecasts of tropical cyclones. The data … Continue reading Paper on how data from small unscrewed aircraft systems can improve tropical cyclone forecasts released online in Weather and Forecasting
HRD scientists participate in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
The American Geophysical Union held their annual Fall Meeting 12-16 December in Chicago, and also online. Every year, the Fall Meeting unites >25,000 attendees from 100+ countries in the Earth and space sciences community to discuss findings, connect scientists from around the world, advance the profession and connect over passion for the impact of science. … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022
June's science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Stanley Goldenberg: NOAA’s May Outlook for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Methodology & Forecast Bachir Annane: A Catastrophe Model for Assessing Wind and Flood Hazard Risk for Florida Kathryn Sellwood: Assimilation of Coyote sUAS Observations Using Operational HWRF in Hurricane Maria William Ramstrom: Moving Nest Implementation for NOAA's … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022
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Learn about the new William M. Lapenta Laboratory for the Hurricane and Ocean Testbed, the new Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System, the impact of Uncrewed Aerial Systems on hurricane forecasts, and more... The newsletter is available here.
HRD participates in the 2022 Eye of the Storm outreach event at Ft. Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery & Science.
On Saturday, May 14th, AOML's Hurricane Research Division participated in the 2022 Eye of the Storm outreach event at Ft. Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery & Science. HRD scientists answered questions about flying into hurricanes and how the data get into the computer models to improve the forecast. National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center table talked about … Continue reading HRD participates in the 2022 Eye of the Storm outreach event at Ft. Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery & Science.
Study on using hard-to-obtain observations from uncrewed aircraft in Hurricane Maria to improve analyses and forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review
For the first time, near-surface observations obtained by small Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (or drones) in a major hurricane (Hurricane Maria of 2017) were utilized in a state-of-the-art computer. Such observations are impossible to obtain using regular hurricane hunter aircraft. Furthermore, a new technique to identify and eliminate observations that may not be useful in improving analyses or … Continue reading Study on using hard-to-obtain observations from uncrewed aircraft in Hurricane Maria to improve analyses and forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review
HRD Monthly Science Meeting of October 2021
October's science meeting consisted of six presentations: Xiaomin Chen: A Framework for Simulating the Tropical-Cyclone Boundary Layer Using Large-Eddy Simulation Sim Aberson: Sally: An Aborted Attempt to Form an Aligned Vortex? Kathryn Sellwood: Assimilation of Coyote Observations with HWRF GSI Jon Zawislak: Summary of NASA's CPEX-AW Field Campaign Lisa Bucci: Comparison of Aeolus Observations to NOAA Dropsondes Kyle Ahern: How were … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of October 2021
HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology
AOML holds virtual open house
AOML recently hosted a series of webinars about what AOML does and how it contributes to scientific advancement across the globe. You can catch Jon Zawislak, Rob Rogers, Joe Cione, and Shirley Murillo talking about hurricanes, or listen in on recordings of panels on coasts and coral reefs, and ocean research, and even a panel … Continue reading AOML holds virtual open house