Paper on the optimal way to gather observations to improve winter-storm forecasts published in Meteorological Applications

Summary: The Global Hawk, a drone or unmanned aircraft system, has been used since 2010 to gather data to improve weather forecasts. The Global Hawk can release dropsondes that measure temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind up to four times every second, starting at an altitude of up to 60,000 feet until it falls to the … Continue reading Paper on the optimal way to gather observations to improve winter-storm forecasts published in Meteorological Applications

Hollings Scholar Nikolaus Rentzke profiled in a special intern edition of NOAA Connections

Nikolaus was born in Cape Town, South Africa, and moved to the US at the age of 8.He is now going into his Senior year at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University as a double major in Meteorology and Computational Mathematics. Nikolaus, a NOAA Hollings Scholar, began his virtual Hollings summer internship with Hui Christophersen and Jason Sippel in … Continue reading Hollings Scholar Nikolaus Rentzke profiled in a special intern edition of NOAA Connections

HRD’s Hollings Scholars present their student seminars

During the summer of 2020, NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory virtually hosted two Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship recipients, Samantha Michlowitz and Nikolaus Rentzke. Recently, they presented seminars of their work to AOML’s Hurricane Research Division. Their summer project presentations will take place during NOAA's final presentation week in early August. Michlowitz, a rising … Continue reading HRD’s Hollings Scholars present their student seminars

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. Yair Cohen, California Institute of Technology – 13 November 2018

Dr. Cohen presented a seminar titled “Gradient Non-Balance: A new approach for the outflow at the top of Tropical Cyclones: Theory, models and observations". ABSTRACT: The gradient non-balance is a flow-regime in which the gradient wind balance has no solutions or a given pressure map. This occurs only around a high pressure center, when the … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Yair Cohen, California Institute of Technology – 13 November 2018

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of September 2018

September’s science meeting consisted of three presentations: Miguel Cortez (NERTO intern) – The impact of Global Hawk Dropsonde Data Assimilated in Both Global and Regional Forecast Models During Hurricane Harvey Jon Poterjoy (Maryland) - Research Applications for the Basin-Scale HWRF Data Assimilation and Forecasting System Andy Hazelton - FV3 Hurricane Nest (HFV3) Development and Analysis … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of September 2018

Paper on the impact of Global Hawk dropsondes data on global model forecasts published in Weather and Forecasting

Summary: The Global Hawk, a drone or unmanned aircraft system (UAS), has been used since 2010 to gather data to improve forecasts. The Global Hawk can release dropsondes that measure temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind up to four times every second, starting at an altitude of up to 60,000 feet until it falls to the … Continue reading Paper on the impact of Global Hawk dropsondes data on global model forecasts published in Weather and Forecasting

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2018

August’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Andrew Kren - HAMSR retrieval assimilation in the GSI system Josh Wadler (UM/RSMAS)- A Characterization of Turbulent Kinetic Energy and its Generation in Idealized Tropical Cyclone Simulations Gus Alaka - The Basin-Scale HWRF: 2018 HFIP Real-Time Demos Miguel Cortez (NERTO intern) – Summer 2018 NERTO update Stan Goldenberg … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2018