HRD & AOML researchers at 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX – 7-11 January 2018

Abstracts and recordings of  the 27 presentations and 9 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 98th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Karina Apodaca, M. Zupanski, L. Cucurull, and M. Hu - Implementation of the GOES-16 GLM Lightning Assimilation into the NCEP/GSI System for Improved …

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 …

2017 Hurricane Field Program summary

AOML's Hurricane Research Division (HRD) ran its 2017 Hurricane Field Program from July 27th through October 27th and accomplished many of the objectives set for this busy hurricane season.  In addition to carrying out Tail Doppler Radar (TDR) missions in coordination with NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), HRD flew the Analysis of Intensification Processes Experiments …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria – Part 1 – 4 October 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 8 P-3 and 8 G-IV missions into Hurricane Irma (3-8 September 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: Missions Overview (Reasor) Science Discussions 20170903H1 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170904H1 TDR (Rob Rogers) 20170904H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170905H1 TDR (Rob Rogers) 20170905H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170908H1 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170908H2 …

The unmanned aerial system, Coyote gathers data in Hurricane Maria

On September 22-23, scientists with AOML's Hurricane Research Division collected unique data from six Coyote UAS (unmanned aircraft system) launched from NOAA’s P3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft into Hurricane Maria. The Coyote UAS gathered atmospheric, temperature, pressure, and moisture data in Maria’s eye and eyewall at altitudes as low as 300 feet above the ocean surface. The …

Two NOAA flights are scheduled to collect data in Hurricane Maria this afternoon

The P3 and the G-IV jet are set to fly this afternoon and gather data in Maria. First up this afternoon is the P3 with a take off time of 1:00 PM ET (1700 UTC). The P3 will fly inside Hurricane Maria and gather data that will tell us how the storm is developing. Below …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Sunday, 24, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by EMC to fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Maria. Take off was around 1:00 AM ET (0500 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to fly an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) …

NOAA’s hurricane hunter NOAA42 aircraft gears up to fly inside Hurricane Maria

The P3 is fueling up and getting ready to fly into Hurricane Maria. We continue to test the unmanned aerial system called the Coyote as well as the Doppler Wind Lidar instrument. These instruments are in the testing phase and could provide us with new measurements inside the hurricane. The P3 will take off at 1 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 23, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 is tasked to fly an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Coyote/Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) research mission into Hurricane Maria. Take off is scheduled for 1:00 PM ET (1700 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight. G-IV: No flights are scheduled. Sunday, 24, Sept. …