HRD participates in American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

The world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community took place earlier this month in Denver, Colorado. Scientists from NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory participated in the 103rd annual American Meteorological Society meeting from January 8 - 12 through formal presentations, posters, panel discussions, and more.  AOML/CIMAS scientist Mu-Chieh (Laura) Ko … Continue reading HRD participates in American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

HRD scientists participate in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

The American Geophysical Union held their annual Fall Meeting 12-16 December in Chicago, and also online. Every year, the Fall Meeting unites >25,000 attendees from 100+ countries in the Earth and space sciences community to discuss findings, connect scientists from around the world, advance the profession and connect over passion for the impact of science. … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting

Study that shows improvements to hurricane models predict how the energy from the ocean transfers to the atmosphere underneath hurricanes released online in Weather and Forecasting

This study examined how changes to the planetary boundary layer (PBL) scheme based on information from large-eddy simulations affected hurricane model forecast performance during the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The modified PBL scheme produced more realistic storm structures, on average, when compared to best-track information and observations from Hurricane Hunter Aircraft. The modified PBL physics … Continue reading Study that shows improvements to hurricane models predict how the energy from the ocean transfers to the atmosphere underneath hurricanes released online in Weather and Forecasting

HRD scientists attend Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program Annual Meeting

Last week, researchers from HRD attended the 2022 Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida.  Group photo of some of the participants of the 2022 HFIP Annual Meeting, both in person and virtually.  The primary objective of this meeting was to discuss key HFIP strategies including advances to NOAA's next-generation Hurricane Analysis and Forecast … Continue reading HRD scientists attend Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program Annual Meeting

Meet HRD scientist Gus Alaka

Gus researches the relationship of the large-scale environment with hurricane formation and interactions between multiple storms. He also works closely with numerical hurricane models, including the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS), which is #NOAA’s next-generation hurricane prediction system. He flies on Hurricane Hunter missions to collect critical data that improve hurricane forecasts.  One of Gus’ … Continue reading Meet HRD scientist Gus Alaka

Study of what controlled the track of Hurricane Dorian in 2019 published in Monthly Weather Review

This study looked at a collection (ensemble) of 80 runs of a hurricane model for Hurricane Dorian to learn why some got the forecast right and others got it wrong.  The study shows how useful ensembles can be for understanding how hurricanes move, and also shows that it is critical to forecast what is happening … Continue reading Study of what controlled the track of Hurricane Dorian in 2019 published in Monthly Weather Review

Thirtieth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s landfall in South Florida

Hurricane Andrew made landfall on August 24, 1992, near Homestead, Florida, becoming one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in U.S. history. It had an extremely low central pressure of 922 millibars and maximum sustained wind speeds estimated at 165 miles per hour. The storm rapidly intensified less than 36 hours before landfall, leaving most residents less … Continue reading Thirtieth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s landfall in South Florida

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.

Frank Marks participates in Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, Convection and Climate – 21-22 June 2022

Kerry Emanuel has made fundamental contributions to several areas in the study of Earth's climate, notably related to tropical cyclones, convection, and climate. This two-day symposium in honor of Kerry Emanuel brought current work across these three areas together in one place, and provided a forum for exchange of ideas at current forefronts in these … Continue reading Frank Marks participates in Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, Convection and Climate – 21-22 June 2022