2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour

On Friday, May 12th, the 2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour wrapped up its week-long swing along the East Coast at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami.  The Opa Locka airport facility hosted NOAA42 “Kermit” as well as two U.S. Air Force Reserve’s C-130s, from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters.”  Tours of the aircraft […]

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Howie Friedman wins first-ever Order of Sherman’s Lagoon award for exemplary service

HRD Deputy Director Howie Friedman has  been awarded the first-ever Order of Sherman’s Lagoon Award in honor of his exemplary service to NOAA’s mission.  The award recognizes Howie’s long-term efforts to promote equal employment opportunity, diversity, and educational and outreach activities at AOML.  Howie was also recognized for his 55 years of dedicated federal service. The award […]

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Reddit Science AMA with NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters – 22 September 2016

NOAA will host a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) about the Science of Hurricane Hunting to Improve Forecasts on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Hurricane scientist Frank Marks, Sc.D., Director of the Hurricane Research Division at AOML and NOAA Corps Lieutenant Commander Justin Kibbey, a veteran P-3 pilot, will answer questions. For more details […]

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AOML personnel participate in STEAM day at Marlin’s Park

  On May 24, 2016 AOML personnel joined NOAA National Weather Service-Miami meteorologists in teaching local students about the weather during CBS Channel 4’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Day at Marlins Park.  LCDR Justin Kibbey, AOML’s Associate Director, talked about piloting NOAA aircraft into hurricanes.  Also on display was the COYOTE, an […]

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Howie Friedman wins the 2016 NOAA Research EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service

  Howie Friedman, HRD’s Deputy Director, was awarded the 2016 NOAA Research EEO/Diversity Award for Exemplary Service for his consistent efforts promoting EEO, Diversity, Education and Outreach activities at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, as well as his interaction with the NOAA Office of Education (Hollings, Education Partnership Program and GradSci programs), and activities […]

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HRD & AOML researchers at 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA – 11-14 January 2016

Abstracts and recordings of  the 19 presentations and 5 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: A First Look at the Impact of Coyote UAS Observations from Hurricane Edouard (2014) on Tropical Cyclone Data Assimilation and Prediction – Altug […]

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HRD welcomes summer student interns

Continuing our long tradition of working with students, HRD is hosting three interns this summer.  From left to right: Joshua Wadler is a NOAA Hollings Scholar working with Rob Rogers.  His project is examining how the region around strong convective bursts varies in different regions of the hurricane, and whether they are different in intensifying and […]

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HRD scientists “Feel the Force” at the Miami Museum of Science

On Saturday, May 30th, AOML personnel participated in the Patricia and Philip Frost Miami Science Museum’s annual “Feel the Force” outreach program.  The one-day event drew over 1000 people who learned about preparing their homes and families to deal with disasters, especially hurricanes.  HRD scientists staffed the exhibit dedicated to explaining how scientists fly into […]

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Frank Marks discusses what it is like to fly into the eye of a hurricane at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science – 28 May 2015

HRD Director Frank Marks gave a presentation “Inside the Eye of the Storm” as part of the Science Up Close Series at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science on Thursday, May 28th. ABSTRACT Advances in the study and forecasting of hurricanes came about through scientific and technological improvements in our ability to observe […]

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