NOAA completes aircraft investigations into Hurricane Sam

The two NOAA P-3 aircraft, along with the NOAA G-IV, are returning to Lakeland today after 6 days in the Caribbean flying into and around Hurricane Sam, the strongest storm in the Atlantic so far this year. The aim of these collaborative missions between AOML/HRD and the Office of Naval Research Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification (TCRI) field … Continue reading NOAA completes aircraft investigations into Hurricane Sam

Hurricane Field Programs gears up to fly Sam, recaps missions so far this year

All three NOAA heavy aircraft are deploying to St. Croix today in preparation for missions into what is now Tropical Storm Sam. AOML/HRD plans to collaborate with the Office of Naval Research Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification (TCRI) field campaign to fly P-3 and G-IV aircraft missions into Hurricane Sam in the central North Atlantic. The … Continue reading Hurricane Field Programs gears up to fly Sam, recaps missions so far this year

HRD recaps flights into Hurricane Elsa

NOAA conducted six flights into Hurricane Elsa earlier in July, four with the P3s and two with the G-IV. The G-IV operational synoptic flow missions were conducted to gather information from high-levels of the atmosphere around Elsa to improve model forecasts of the storm's track and intensity. The P3 missions were conducted to gather data … Continue reading HRD recaps flights into Hurricane Elsa

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2021

June's science meeting consisted of six presentations: Nick Mesa (HRD): “Investigating intensity changes related to thermodynamic processes using near-coincident aircraft and satellite observations” Sophie Grimsley (HRD): “Hurricane Intensity Change and Boundary Layer Processes” Chris Landsea (NHC): "Was 2020 a Record-Breaking Hurricane Season?  Yes, but… (Why did the new average number of Named Storms go up … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2021

Rob Rogers presents seminar at the University of Maryland

Rob Rogers presented a seminar on the history and future of NOAA's Hurricane Field Program at the University of Maryland College Park Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. You can download the slides at ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2021/UMd-Seminar_Rogers2021.pptx, or listen to a recording of the seminar at https://umd.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=657380bf-6519-4bcc-890e-ad19015f4b7b.

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 Monthly Science Meeting of February 2021

February's science meeting was hosted by NHC and consisted of nine presentations. The first two presented an overview of the proposed Tropical Marine Testbed (TMT) from a NWS and OAR perspective, and the remaining seven presentations were from NHC and HRD researchers describing potential projects that the TMT might tackle:  Overview of Tropical Marine Testbed … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2021

AOML Keynotes for November/December 2020: The 2020 hurricane field program, cloud ice in hurricanes, hurricane gliders, and more…

Another story details the Saildrone, an autonomous vehicle that sails on the ocean surface collecting upper-ocean and near-surface weather data, that will be tested in hurricane conditions. Check out the most recent issue of AOML Keynotes here.

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