Hurricane scientists observe Teddy as it undergoes extratropical transition

The NOAA Hurricane Hunters finished reconnaissance for Hurricane Teddy on September 22, taking off for their final flight at 5 AM EDT from Patuxent River, MA. Tasked by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), this mission focused on assessing the characteristics of Teddy's circulation in anticipation of tropical cyclone impacts in Atlantic Canada. AOML hurricane scientists provided … Continue reading Hurricane scientists observe Teddy as it undergoes extratropical transition

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of September 2020

September's science meeting consisted of three presentations:  Andy Hazelton - "HAFSV0.1B (HAFS-globalnest) performance for Hurricane Laura: Verification and Evaluation of TC structure"Evan Forde - “Identification of Atlantic Basin Tropical Cyclones in Proximity to Significant Dry Air Events in Total Precipitable Water Imagery (1987-2015)”Sim Aberson - "In Search of the Elusive Eyewall Me/iso-scale ?" The three presentations are … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of September 2020

Major Hurricane Teddy missions provide unique dataset for AOML hurricane scientists

NOAA's Hurricane Hunters continue reconnaissance for major Hurricane Teddy, conducting numerous science experiments developed by AOML and its collaborators.  The two P-3 aircraft will take off from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands at 10 AM and 6 PM EDT, respectively, on September 18 as tasked by AOML's Hurricane Research Division. AOML hurricane scientists will guide and … Continue reading Major Hurricane Teddy missions provide unique dataset for AOML hurricane scientists

NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct missions investigating Hurricane Teddy

AOML's Hurricane Research Division tasked the NOAA Hurricane Hunters to explore the atmospheric conditions associated with Teddy's development. AOML scientists providing support for P-3 and G-IV flights into Teddy plan to manage multiple objectives laid out in their Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX).  Flight track planned for the NOAA P-3 mission into Hurricane Teddy. G-IV reconnaissance will continue on … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct missions investigating Hurricane Teddy

AOML shifts its reconnaissance and research efforts to Hurricane Teddy, reviews Hurricane Sally data

AOML's Hurricane Research Division tasked all three NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft to perform science operations into Hurricane Teddy, now a category-2 tropical cyclone and still intensifying in the mid-Atlantic.  Operations into Teddy began yesterday with G-IV aircraft objectives defined in AOML’s  Synoptic Flow Experiment as part of NOAA's Hurricane Field Program. The G-IV took off for … Continue reading AOML shifts its reconnaissance and research efforts to Hurricane Teddy, reviews Hurricane Sally data

Sally intensifies near the Gulf Coast as observed by NOAA reconnaissance

NOAA's G-IV and two P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft took off from Lakeland, FL, at 1:30 PM, 10:30 AM, and 4:30 PM EDT, respectively, on September 14th for continued missions investigating Hurricane Sally's circulation. Tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), NOAA's P-3 aircraft each performed 4 passes through the system's center, observing the atmospheric conditions in all … Continue reading Sally intensifies near the Gulf Coast as observed by NOAA reconnaissance

NOAA Hurricane Hunters to Fly Multiple Missions into Tropical Storm Sally and Hurricane Paulette

A very active peak in this year's Atlantic hurricane season has prompted NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC), Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), and AOML's Hurricane Research Division to task NOAA's G-IV and both P-3 aircraft to investigate multiple storms in the Gulf of Mexico and mid-Atlantic. GOES-East Geocolor of the tropical activity across the Atlantic basin AOML … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters to Fly Multiple Missions into Tropical Storm Sally and Hurricane Paulette

AOML Scientists Evaluate the Potential for Research in Tropical Storm Paulette

Each day hurricane scientists meet to discuss the viability of systems and the logistics needed to complete possible research goals.  In today's meeting, on Wednesday September 9, the scientists decided to wait one more day before making a decision to deploy to St. Croix or hold off for future opportunities.  Tropical Atlantic view from GOES-East showing … Continue reading AOML Scientists Evaluate the Potential for Research in Tropical Storm Paulette

AOML Scientists Support Mission into Tropical Storm Nana from Air and Ground

NOAA’s P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft completed a flight into Tropical Storm Nana in the Caribbean on the morning of September 2.  AOML scientists onboard the aircraft, and from the ground, quality controlled and sent dropsonde and radar data to the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) and National Hurricane Center (NHC) in real time.  According to NHC, … Continue reading AOML Scientists Support Mission into Tropical Storm Nana from Air and Ground

Hurricane experts at AOML confirm category-4 strength winds prior to Major Hurricane Laura’s landfall

NOAA's P-3 aircraft returned to Lakeland, FL, at 1 AM EDT on August 27th from its final mission to close out the National Hurricane Center and Environmental Modeling Center tasked reconnaissance into major Hurricane Laura. AOML hurricane scientists coordinated with ground crews stationed in the path of Laura's trajectory to obtain valuable measurements that captured the structural … Continue reading Hurricane experts at AOML confirm category-4 strength winds prior to Major Hurricane Laura’s landfall