HRD Seminar – Dr. Altug Aksoy (CIMAS/HRD) – 3 March 2020

Dr. Aksoy presented a seminar titled “Assimilation of Coyote UAS Observations in Hurricane Maria (2017): Optimization of Data Impact”. ABSTRACT The Coyote is a low-altitude small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) that is air-launched from the NOAA WP-3D (P-3) hurricane hunter aircraft through its existing standard A-size sonobuoy launch capability. Its meteorological sensors directly measure temperature, … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Altug Aksoy (CIMAS/HRD) – 3 March 2020

Braving the Eye of the Storm: Research from drone penetration of hurricane eyewall published

Braving the Eye of the Storm Research from drone penetration of hurricane eyewall published The most dangerous part of the hurricane is the eye-wall close to the ocean. It’s where the storm draws energy from heat in the water, which influences how strong – and how quickly – the storm will develop. It’s also where … Continue reading Braving the Eye of the Storm: Research from drone penetration of hurricane eyewall published

New paper on hurricane research with drones highlighted in UCAR/NCAR news

A new paper by a team of scientists, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), demonstrates that observations just above the surface of the ocean near the eyewall of the storm can improve the performance of hurricane models used by forecasters. Scientists in 2017 and 2018 … Continue reading New paper on hurricane research with drones highlighted in UCAR/NCAR news

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

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2018

December’s science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Dave Raymond: "The Organization of Tropical East Pacific Convection (OTREC) Field Campaign" Xuejin Zhang: "Development of Hurricane Analysis and Forecasting System" Rob Rogers: "Summary of the 2018 HFP-IFEX" Dr. Chris Barnett: "Overview of JPSS Atlantic/SAL Field Campaign Activities" Gus Alaka: "Verification of the 2018 Basin-Scale HWRF" Michael Fischer: … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2018

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Michael – 26 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 6 P-3 and 3 G-IV missions into Hurricane Michael, AL14 (8-10 October 2018). The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 20181008H1 (Kelly Ryan) 20181009H1 (Rob Rogers) 20181009N2 (Jason Dunion/ John Kaplan) 20181009H2/Coyote (Kelly Ryan) 20181010H1 (Rob Rogers/ Jon Zawislak) EMC … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Michael – 26 October 2018

HRD observation team monthly meeting – 18 October 2018

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent … Continue reading HRD observation team monthly meeting – 18 October 2018

Small, unmanned aircraft flies into rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael

  NOAA scientists flew multiple missions into Hurricane Michael in the days before landfall, closely observing the rapid intensification of the storm. Their tools included a small unmanned aircraft, called the Coyote, which flew into the strongest winds of the eyewall as the storm intensified to a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. NOAA has … Continue reading Small, unmanned aircraft flies into rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael