HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Lane – 30 August 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 4 G-IV and 4 P-3 missions into Central Pacific Hurricane Lane (19-23 August 2018) representing the first NOAA P-3 mission to fly a Central Pacific storm. The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Storm Overview (Jon Zawislak) Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) CPHC Feedback (Tom Birchard, … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Lane – 30 August 2018

HRD celebrates first all-female science team on a Hurricane Hunter mission

During the final NOAA flight into Hurricane Lane, history was made when (l-r) Lisa Bucci, Kelly Ryan, Kathryn Sellwood, and Heather Holbach became the first all-female science crew on a hurricane hunter mission.  Serendipitously, the mission was conducted into the hurricane when it was category 5, the strongest category of hurricane, with sustained winds of … Continue reading HRD celebrates first all-female science team on a Hurricane Hunter mission

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4 PM ET

NOAA42: The final P-3 mission into Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific landed around 11:30 PM HST last night. The airplane is returning to the mainland today. NOAA49: The final G-IV synoptic surveillance mission took off from Honolulu at 7:30 AM HST this morning, and will be returning to the mainland tomorrow.  No further missions … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5 PM ET

Tuesday, August 21, 2018:  NOAA42:  The EMC-tasked operational mission into Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific, that was scheduled to takeoff from Honolulu, Hawai’i at 4 AM HST (10 AM EDT), was cancelled. There will, however, be another EMC-tasked mission today, scheduled for takeoff at 4 PM HST (10 PM EDT). The flight track for this mission … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 5 PM ET

HRD observation team monthly meeting – 16 August 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 – 16 August 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, August 20, 2018, 2 PM ET

Monday, August 20, 2018:  NOAA42:  The P3 is currently flying an NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)-tasked operational mission into Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific, that took off from Honolulu, Hawai’i at 4 AM HST (10 AM EDT). Three HRD scientists are on board. The flight track for this mission is shown below. The P-3 will fly a … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, August 20, 2018, 2 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, August 19, 2018, 7 PM ET

Sunday, August 19, 2018:  NOAA42:  The P3 will fly an NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)-tasked operational mission into Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific, with a takeoff from Honolulu, Hawai’i at 4 PM HST (10 PM EDT). Three HRD scientists will be on board. The flight track for this mission is shown below. The P-3 will … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, August 19, 2018, 7 PM ET

Paper on the new Doppler Wind Lidar on the NOAA Hurricane Hunters published in Remote Sensing

Summary: The warm ocean provides the energy for tropical cyclones to form and intensify. Knowing what is happening in the air immediately above this warm ocean (called the boundary layer) tells us how that energy gets into the air. So, it is important to know what is happening there to accurately predict how strong a … Continue reading Paper on the new Doppler Wind Lidar on the NOAA Hurricane Hunters published in Remote Sensing

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