Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Unfortunately the NOAA P-3 was not able to complete a 4th and final mission into developing Invest 96E today. Invest 96E completed its genesis phase as it is now Tropical Storm Sergio. We were, however, able to complete three important, unique genesis stage missions with the P-3 over the past fews days, and the data … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Unfortunately, the NOAA P-3 was not able to complete a 4th and final mission into developing Invest 96E today. Invest 96E completed its genesis phase as it is now Tropical Storm Sergio. We were able to complete three important, unique genesis missions with the P-3 over the past few days, and these will prove valuable … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9 AM ET

The NOAA P-3 is continuing HRD research-tasked missions out of Liberia, Costa Rica, in support of the Genesis Stage Experiment objectives of the Hurricane Field Program - Intensity Forecasting Experiment. Missions are focusing on the potential development of a disturbance in the East Pacific near 96W. Thursday, September 27, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9 AM ET

HRD has tasked the NOAA P-3 for tropical cyclone genesis research missions in the East Pacific, to/from Liberia, Costa Rica, beginning today. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly a research mission into the East Pacific to survey a potential genesis region, including the Papagayo Gap wind flow. Takeoff from Liberia, Costa Rica, … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 9 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9 AM ET

HRD is tasking the NOAA P-3 for tropical cyclone genesis research missions in the East Pacific, to/from Liberia, Costa Rica, beginning on Wednesday. The P-3 will ferry to C. R. today, and missions are expected to continue through Saturday. The goal is to capture processes related to the formation, or non-formation, of a tropical cyclone … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 9 AM ET

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2018

August’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Andrew Kren - HAMSR retrieval assimilation in the GSI system Josh Wadler (UM/RSMAS)- A Characterization of Turbulent Kinetic Energy and its Generation in Idealized Tropical Cyclone Simulations Gus Alaka - The Basin-Scale HWRF: 2018 HFIP Real-Time Demos Miguel Cortez (NERTO intern) – Summer 2018 NERTO update Stan Goldenberg … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2018

70th Anniversary of seminal hurricane formation paper

In the summer 1948 edition of Geophysica journal, Eric Palmén published a seminal paper entitled "On the Formation and Structure of Tropical Hurricanes".  In it he proposed that a tropical disturbance needed to be over sea surface temperature of at least 80℉ (26-27℃) in order to form into a tropical cyclone.  He imposed the tracks … Continue reading 70th Anniversary of seminal hurricane formation paper

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2018

July’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Erin Jones – Simulating Observations of Gravity Waves Radiating from Hurricanes Miguel Cortez - Summer 2018 Nerto Work Plan Sim Aberson – A comparison of track forecasts from NOAA’s GFS and ECMWF’s IFS for Hurricane Irma Jon Zawislak - 2018 NOAA/AOML/HRD Hurricane Field Program Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2018

HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2018, Lakeland, FL – 21 June 2018

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Jon Zawislak and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel at their brand new facility at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on IFEX plans for 2018 and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project progress, respectively. The two presentations are available in a .zip archive on the anonymous ftp … Continue reading HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2018, Lakeland, FL – 21 June 2018