HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

AOML holds virtual open house

AOML recently hosted a series of webinars about what AOML does and how it contributes to scientific advancement across the globe. You can catch Jon Zawislak, Rob Rogers, Joe Cione, and Shirley Murillo talking about hurricanes, or listen in on recordings of panels on coasts and coral reefs, and ocean research, and even a panel … Continue reading AOML holds virtual open house

HRD scientists participate in the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. It brings together great minds from a diverse set of scientific disciplines – helping attendees make career-long professional contact and life-long friends while learning from the very top people in the atmospheric sciences. The 101st AMS Annual Meeting took place virtually … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Paper on the accuracy of an experimental airborne instrument to measure temperature and humidity published in Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

The Global Hawk, a drone or autonomous aircraft system, has been used since 2010 to gather data to improve weather forecasts. The Global Hawk releases dropsondes that measure temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind up to four times every second between 60,000 feet and the surface, providing thousands of measurements. The Global Hawk also has the … Continue reading Paper on the accuracy of an experimental airborne instrument to measure temperature and humidity published in Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Rob Rogers participates in the 2020 HIWeather Workshop

HIWeather is a World Meteorological Organisation research project, developing warning capabilities for weather-related hazards, to increase resilience worldwide. HIWeather participants form an international network of scientists, in a wide variety of disciplines, all concerned with aspects of the production and communication of weather-related warnings.  The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in improving weather-related warnings, … Continue reading Rob Rogers participates in the 2020 HIWeather Workshop

Study on improving flight tracks to optimally improve winter-storm forecasts published in Meteorological Applications

A new study published in Meteorological Applications finds that changes in the flight track patterns of aircraft flying into storms to collect observations for weather forecast models could positively impact forecasts. Differences in where data is collected within a storm changes the model forecast. NASA’s Global Hawk, uncrewed aerial system. Image Credit: NOAA. The largest impact could … Continue reading Study on improving flight tracks to optimally improve winter-storm forecasts published in Meteorological Applications

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

Summary: The Global Hawk, a drone or uncrewed 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