Hurricane Field Program Update — Friday, September 20, 2019, 5pm EDT

NOAA49 will conduct a tropical cyclone in shear research in and around Hurricane Jerry.  Takeoff will be from Barbados at 1330 AST (1730 UTC), with recovery in Lakeland about 8 hours later.  NOAA42 will be conducting an operational INVEST mission into AL99 just to the east of the Windward Islands, with takeoff at 1030 AST … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update — Friday, September 20, 2019, 5pm EDT

Hurricane Field Program Update — Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11pm EDT

NOAA42 will conduct a third EMC-tasked mission into Tropical Storm Humberto on 15 September, departing Lakeland around 5 pm EDT (2100 UTC) and returning there 4.5 hours later.  The aircraft will sample Humberto in a butterfly pattern, and possibly gather data during an overpass of the Atmospheric Dynamics Mission Aeolus satellite to help validate its … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update — Saturday, September 14, 2019, 11pm EDT

AOML/HRD Seminar – Evan Forde – 29 August 2019

Evan presented a seminar titled "Relationship between Tropical Cyclone Genesis in the Main Development Region and Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Atlantic Basin".  ABSTRACT Tropical Cyclone (TC) genesis in the Atlantic basin main development region (MDR) was evaluated from 1972-2015 to determine its relationship with seasonal TC activity.  Among other findings, a strong correlation … Continue reading AOML/HRD Seminar – Evan Forde – 29 August 2019

Hurricane Field Program Update — Tuesday, August 20, 2019

HRD successfully completed their last research NOAA P-3 mission into Invest 95E, located in the East Pacific, today collecting valuable data that will help towards better understanding how tropical storms develop. The data from the flight reveals the complicated circulation structure in developing storms and their link to precipitation (rainfall) processes, which are critical to … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update — Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Hurricane Field Program Update — Monday, August 19, 2019

HRD and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) / National Science Foundation (NSF) Organization of Organization of Tropical East Pacific Convection (OTREC) East Pacific Convection (OTREC) Experiment team (see for details: https://www.eol.ucar.edu/field_projects/otrec) flew a joint research mission yesterday (Sunday) with the NCAR/NSF G-V high-altitude airplane flying a lawnmower pattern around the disturbance environment associated … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update — Monday, August 19, 2019

Hurricane Field Program Update — Monday, August 19, 2019

HRD and the NOAA Hurricane Hunters successfully flew the first hurricane formation (aka, genesis) research mission out of Costa Rica yesterday into the disturbance identified as Invest 95E by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NOAA P-3 (NOAA42, “Kermit”) flew a complete “lawnmower” pattern encompassing the broad circulation observed in the Invest. HRD has tasked […]

Hurricane Field Program Update — Saturday, August 17, 2019

HRD has tasked the NOAA P-3 (NOAA42, aka "Kermit") to fly research missions into a potentially developing storm in the East Pacific, currently identified as Invest 95E by the National Hurricane Center. The P-3 ferried down to Costa Rica yesterday. Operating missions out of Liberia, Costa Rica, the goal of our research missions will be … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update — Saturday, August 17, 2019

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Barry – 9 August 2019

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 5 P-3 missions into Hurricane Barry, AL02 (10-12 July 2019). The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 190710H1 (Rob Rogers) 190711H1 (Frank Marks) 190711H2 (Rob Rogers) 190712H1 (Frank Marks) 190712H2 (Rob Rogers) EMC (Henry Winterbottom) Slides from all presentations are … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Barry – 9 August 2019

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2019

August’s science meeting consisted of three presentations: Lidia Cucurull - "An overview of the Global Observing Systems Analysis Group (GOSA)" Andy Hazelton - "HAFSB Performance for TS Barry and Invest 96L" Ghassan 'Gus' Alaka - "AOML Hurricane Model Viewer Demonstration" The three presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2019/Science/HRD_SciMeet_20190808.zip