Paper on daily changes in hurricanes released online in Geophysical Research Letters

Summary: The very tall clouds that we see in satellite pictures of tropical cyclones (also known as hurricanes) fan out from the hurricane's center over the course of each day, what we call a diurnal cycle. This is because a pulse of thunderstorms and rain forms near the hurricane center each night and steadily moves … Continue reading Paper on daily changes in hurricanes released online in Geophysical Research Letters

HRD at the American Meteorological Society Centennial Meeting

HRD scientists recently attended the 100th American Meteorological Society Meeting in Boston. There, they presented 33 oral presentations and 10 posters. Left to right: Mu-Chich Ko, Andrew Kren, Joe Cione, Karina Apodaca, Michael Mueller, Sarah Ditchek, Steve Diaz, Jonathan Zawislak, Andy Hazelton, Lisa Bucci, Frank Marks, Shirley Murillo, Xuejin Zhang, John Cortinas, Eric Uhlhorn, and … Continue reading HRD at the American Meteorological Society Centennial Meeting

HRD Seminar – Dr. Hyojin Yang, National Institute of Meteorological Sciences (NIMS), Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) – 9 December 2019

Dr. Yang presented a seminar titled "Atmospheric observations for understanding severe weather using KMA/NIMS Atmospheric Research Aircraft during 2018-2019". A recording of the presentation is available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/seminars/2019/Yang_HRD_Seminar_20191209.mp4

Andrew Kren goes to Palm Springs Middle School for the Scientist in Every Florida School program

Why is the past important?   Palm Springs Middle School teacher, Heather Magill shared stories with her students about growing up in Miami during Hurricane Andrew. After the recent Palm Beach County scare and devastating aftermath in the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian, her students had lots of questions. That’s when Magill reached out to Scientist in Every Florida School. Scientist … Continue reading Andrew Kren goes to Palm Springs Middle School for the Scientist in Every Florida School program

AOML Flies Science Missions into Succession of Atlantic Storms

“Many of the storms we flew in 2019 were ‘living on the edge,’ in that they were weak, vertically sheared, but also unpredictable. In previous years, we saw these storms intensify, such as Hurricane Michael in 2018. This season, many struggled to intensify. As we continue to build a dataset of these sheared storms, we … Continue reading AOML Flies Science Missions into Succession of Atlantic Storms

HRD observation team monthly meeting – 21 November 2019

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 – 21 November 2019

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of November 2019

November’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Andy Hazelton -  “Global-Nested HAFS 2019 Real-time Demo Results” Ghassan Alaka - "2019 Basin-scale HWRF (HWRF-B): An HFIP Real-Time Demonstration Project on WCOSS" James Hlywiak -  “Sensitivities of the Decay of the Near-Surface Tropical Cyclone Wind Field to Inland Surface Roughness and Soil Moisture“ Rob Rogers -  “A comparison of a … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of November 2019

2019 Hurricane Field Program Season in Review and Hotwash, 13 November 2019

The purpose of the season review and "hotwash" is to review the highlights from the season and discuss what went right / what went wrong / and what could be done better in the future with respect to Hurricane Field Program operations/plans/logistics, as well as provide feedback to AOC about the aircraft and their operations. … Continue reading 2019 Hurricane Field Program Season in Review and Hotwash, 13 November 2019

Hurricane Field Program Update — Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5pm EDT

We are planning two flights into Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 for Friday.  The first, with NOAA42, will depart Lakeland at 0800 EDT (1200 UTC) and perform a lawnmower pattern through and around the system The second, with NOAA43, will depart 12 hour later, and perform a butterfly pattern Both will return to Lakeland.  Both missions … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update — Thursday, October 17, 2019, 5pm EDT