HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2018

April’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Andrew Kren - Impact of Global Hawk dropsonde data assimilated in the NCEP GFS model during SHOUT: Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole in 2016 Hui Christophersen - Impact of Global Hawk Dropsondes on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts Sim Aberson -  1-km HEDAS analysis of Hurricane Patricia just after peak …

Paper on the difference between rapidly intensifying storms and those that don’t intensify as fast published in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

Summary: The main model that forecasters use to predict what a hurricane will do is the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) model. Because we cannot measure what is currently happening in the hurricane exactly, we run the model many times at once with different measurements to get an idea of the different forecasts that …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2017

May’s science meeting consisted of 3 presentations: Jonathan Zawislak: Validation of tropical cyclone precipitation in HWRF using satellite observations Hua Chen - Azimuthal distribution of deep convection, environmental factors, and tropical cyclone rapid intensification: A perspective from HWRF ensemble forecasts of Hurricane Edouard Stephanie Stevenson (University of Albany/SUNY): Understanding intensity changes signaled by tropical cyclone lightning …

HRD & AOML researchers at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA – 12-16 December 2016

AOML & HRD researchers presented 4 presentations and 2 posters at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting. Presentations: Robert Atlas, Application of Observing System Simulation Experiments to determining requirements for space-based missions Hua Chen, S. Gopalakrishnan, and J. A. Zhang, The Role of Shallow Convection and Deep convection in the Intensity Changes of Hurricanes Evan A. …

AOML and HRD researchers at 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico – 10-14 April 2016

Twenty-three AOML and HRD scientists participated in the recent 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in San Juan, PR, as authors or co-authors on 36 presentations and 11 posters. Roughly 650 presentations (452 oral presentations in 70 sessions and 196 posters in 2 session) were submitted to the conference. Of the 440 TC-related presentations …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2015

August’s science meeting consisted of 6 presentations: Linda Pikula (AOML Librarian) – NOAA PARR, Pubs and IR Matt Onderlinde (UM/RSMAS)– Tropical Cyclone Relative Environmental Helicity and the Pathway to Intensification Evan Kalina – Plowable hailstorms and hurricanes: Using novel observing platforms to improve forecasts of extreme weather events Hua Chen – A Study of the Influence …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2015

May’s science meeting consisted of 6 presentations: Eric Uhlhorn- Validation of Coyote Low-level UAS Observations In Hurricane Edouard Rob Rogers - Multiscale kinematic structure and evolution of Hurricane Edouard from 14-16 September using Global Hawk dropsondes and P-3 airborne Doppler radar Paul Reasor - Research Evaluation of the G-IV Tail Doppler Radar Sim Aberson - …

AOML scientists participate in Broward Family Expo

AOML's Dr. Hua Chen and Erica Rule participated at the First Annual 2015 Broward STEM Family Expo on Sunday, May 3, 2015.  STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and represents the four core disciplines critical to the development of America's technological innovations. This extraordinary community event brought over 1,500 children of all ages …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2015

April’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Vijay Tallapragada (EMC): Evaluation of Proposed FY15 Upgrades for NCEP Operational HWRF: NATL/EPAC Storms, 2011-2014 Xuejin Zhang: Development of Atmosphere-Ocean-Land Fully Coupled Basin-scale HWRF System Christina Holt (DTC): Large Scale Verification of HWRF Hua Chen: Numerical Experiments with Hurricane Isaac (2012) Bachir Annane: Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation and …