Scientists participate in post-season aircraft observations meeting

Hurricane Research Division scientists participated in the NOAA 2022 Postseason Aircraft Operations Hotwash at the Aircraft Operations Center in Lakeland, FL, on January 18. Hurricane researchers met with staff from the NOAA's National Hurricane Center, the Environmental Modeling Center, and the Aircraft Operations Center, as well as from the Air Force, to examine both the … Continue reading Scientists participate in post-season aircraft observations meeting

NOAA news release about the end of the 2022 hurricane season

"This season, NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft flew over 582 mission hours to collect atmospheric data that is critical to hurricane forecasting and research, passing through the eye of a hurricane 65 times and deploying over 1,700 scientific instruments. NOAA’s Gulfstream IV-SP also flew a research mission from Cabo Verde, Africa, in August. This historic mission … Continue reading NOAA news release about the end of the 2022 hurricane season

Recap of Hurricane Ian flights

In September, NOAA conducted 15 missions in and around Hurricane Ian before its historic landfall in Florida. Among these were 8 P-3 missions and 7 synoptic surveillance missions conducted by the G-IV. One hundred forty-three dropwindsondes were released along with 18 Airborne Expendable Bathythermographs to measure profiles in the atmosphere and the ocean underneath Ian. … Continue reading Recap of Hurricane Ian flights

Review of aircraft missions into Hurricane Earl

NOAA conducted 20 aircraft missions into Hurricane Earl in late August and early September. The series of flights over 12 days was the longest series of flights into one system that NOAA has conducted. We recently reviewed these flights, and the slides from the review can be found here. Flight tracks of all the NOAA … Continue reading Review of aircraft missions into Hurricane Earl

NOAA Researchers fly a series of missions into Hurricane Ian

Outer rainband of Hurricane Ian as seen from NOAA 43 "Miss Piggy" Scientists from NOAA's Hurricane Research Division and NOAA's National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service have flown a series of missions into Hurricane Ian from the time it was a tropical depression in the eastern Caribbean. On board both NOAA P3s (Kermit & … Continue reading NOAA Researchers fly a series of missions into Hurricane Ian

NOAA aircraft examine tropical disturbance for signs of development

Cockpit of NOAA 43 as it flies into the disturbance In late August 2022, both NOAA P-3s and its G-IV jet are engaging in a series of missions to examine an area of disturbed weather over the tropical Atlantic. As part of the Impact of Targeted Observations on Forecasts (ITOFs) project scientists are examining such … Continue reading NOAA aircraft examine tropical disturbance for signs of development

NOAA’s G-IV wraps up missions into east Atlantic disturbance

G-IV view of disturbance AL97 on July 10th As part of the Impact of Targeted Observations on Forecasts-East (ITOFs-East) project project, NOAA's G-IV jet "Gonzo" has conducted three missions on subsequent days sampling the area of disturbed weather (AL97) and the Saharan Air Layer (SAL) to its north. Proposed track of the August 11th mission … Continue reading NOAA’s G-IV wraps up missions into east Atlantic disturbance

NOAA’s G-IV completes first mission from Cabo Verde Islands

The Saharan Air Layer as viewed from NOAA's G-IV jet over the Atlantic Ocean. On August 9, 2022, NOAA's G-IV jet "Gonzo" completed its first ever mission from the Cabo Verde Islands in the eastern Atlantic. The mission was part of the Impact of Targeted Observations on Forecasts-East (ITOFs-East) project, which seeks to examine African … Continue reading NOAA’s G-IV completes first mission from Cabo Verde Islands

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2022

July’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Josh Cossuth (ONR) - "The Geolocated Processing System (GeoIPS) A platform for collaborative development & processing satellite information" Jon Zawislak - "Overview of NASA's 2022 Convective Processes Experiment Cabo Verde (CPEX-CV)" Bruno Rojas (Lapenta Intern) - "Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Dorian Using HEDAS Analyses" Andy Hazelton - "AOML … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2022

Frank Marks participates in University of Miami Hurricane Academy – 14 July 2022

HRD director Frank Marks gave a presentation on "Hurricane Research at NOAA" at the University of Miami Hurricane Academy. The Academies provide immersive academic programs open to students who are currently in grade 9, 10, or 11 (rising sophomores, juniors and seniors).  A copy of the presentation is available here.