Paper on forecast improvements due to dropsonde data from the Global Hawk aircraft published in Monthly Weather Review

Starting in 2010, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can fly at 65,000 feet for 24 hours at a time, to make observations in tropical cyclones. The Global Hawk can release dropsondes that measure temperature, humidity, pressure, and wind […]

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HRD & AOML researchers at 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA – 23-27 January 2017

Abstracts and recordings of  the 25 presentations and 6 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 97th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Bachir Annane,  B. D. McNoldy, S. M. Leidner, R. N. Hoffman, R. Atlas, and S. J. Majumdar, Impact of Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds […]

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2016

December’s science meeting consisted of 6 presentations: Paul Reasor (HRD):  “Real-time, storm-scale diagnostics derived from Tail Doppler Radar”, Jun Zhang (HRD):  “Recent improvement in physical parameterization of horizontal turbulent mixing in HWRF “, Rob Rogers (HRD):  “Re-writing the Tropical Record Books:  The Extraordinary Intensification of Hurricane Patricia (2015)”, Hui Christophersen (HRD):  ‘Composite Analysis of Global […]

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 17 November 2016

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent […]

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of September 2016

September’s science meeting consisted of 4 presentations: Evan Kalina (AOML/ESRL), “Power Spectra and Eddy Dissipation Rate Measured by the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System in Hurricane Edouard (2014)” Sim Aberson (HRD), “A Preliminary Assessment of the HEDAS Reruns (2011-2015)” Hui Christophersen (HRD), “Evaluating the Impact of G-IV/P3-like Dropsonde Profiles on TC Analyses and Forecasts using Global Hawk […]

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2016 Hurricane Field Program/Intensity Forecast EXperiment (HFP/IFEX) Planning Meeting

On Wednesday, 8 June 2016, Dr. Robert Rogers led a kick off meeting to discuss our flight experiments and modules that will be part of the 2016 hurricane field campaign. To review the proposed experiments go to the presentation at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2016/HFP2016_kickoff_meeting.ppt.zip

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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 […]

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HRD & AOML researchers at 96th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA – 11-14 January 2016

Abstracts and recordings of  the 19 presentations and 5 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 96th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: A First Look at the Impact of Coyote UAS Observations from Hurricane Edouard (2014) on Tropical Cyclone Data Assimilation and Prediction – Altug […]

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HRD – ESRL/PSD seminar – Kelly Ryan, University of Miami/CIMAS and AOML/HRD – 25 February 2016

Ms. Ryan presented a seminar on the “OSSE Evaluation of Aircraft Reconnaissance Flight Patterns and their impact on Hurricane Forecasts.” ABSTRACT Each year, NOAA/AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) conducts its Hurricane Field Program in which observations are collected via NOAA aircraft to improve the understanding and prediction of hurricanes. Mission experiments suggest a variety of […]

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2016

February’s science meeting consisted of 2 presentations: Jun Zhang – Impact of boundary-layer vertical diffusion on HWRF forecasts of tropical cyclone rapid intensification Hui Christophersen – On the impact of NASA Global Hawk unmanned aircraft dropwindsondes on tropical cyclone track, intensity and structure: Case studies All the presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: […]

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