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 …

Paper on Hurricane Patricia, the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

In October 2015, off the west coast of Mexico, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, intensifying faster than any other storm on record. A unique set of observations were collected in Patricia. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Office of Naval Research (ONR) aircraft …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria – Part 2 – 19 October 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 17 P-3, 13 G-IV, and 51 AF WC-130 missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria (3-8 September 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: HRD/AOML support for EMC operations (Paul Reasor) TDR-related issues, resolved and continuing (John Gamache) Data impacts on HWRF forecasts (Jason Sippel) Open discussion of …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of October 2017

October’s science meeting consisted of 5 presentations: Gus Alaka – 2017 Basin-Scale HWRF Preliminary Verification Sim Aberson – IFS (EC) and GFS Forecasts During 2017 Sim Aberson – Extreme Horizontal and Vertical Winds Measured by Dropwindsondes During the 2017 Hurricane Field Program Lisa Bucci – P-3 Doppler Wind Lidar: 2017 Progress Heather Holbach – WSRA …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 7, Oct. 2017 G-IV: The jet was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Nate with a take off around 1:30 AM ET. This flight was canceled. NOAA42: The P3 was scheduled to fly an Analysis of Intensification Processes Experiment (AIPEX) research mission into Hurricane Nate. Take off was at 4:00 …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Oct. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 6, Oct. 2017 G-IV: The jet was tasked by NHC to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Nate. This flight took off around 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 was scheduled to fly an Analysis of Intensification Processes Experiment (AIPEX) research …