Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Dr. Frank Marks, AOML/HRD – 26 April 2017

The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) held their meeting Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the AOML Laboratory.  The featured speaker was Dr. Frank Marks,  Director of the AOML/Hurricane Research Division. Dr. Marks presented a seminar on “Landfalling Tropical Cyclone Rainfall Distributions”. Abstract: Rainfall-induced freshwater flooding associated with landfalling tropical cyclones (TCs) […]

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Paper on the types and sizes of ice particles in hurricanes released online in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Many people have experienced the heavy rain and warm, moist air when hurricanes reach land. But several miles above the ground, where the air is very cold, hurricane clouds are made up of snowflakes and tiny ice particles called ice crystals. The computers that scientists use to forecast where hurricanes will go and how strong […]

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HRD Seminar – Dr. Andy Hazelton, Princeton University and NOAA/GFDL – 25 October 2016

Dr. Hazelton presented a seminar on “Evaluation of Tropical Cyclone Structure in High-Resolution FV3 Simulations”. Abstract The FV3 dynamical core with GFS physics has shown skill both in global forecasting and the ability to simulate high-impact weather events.   Here, a regionally stretched and nested version of the model, centered over the Atlantic Basin with a grid […]

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5th Anniversary of Hurricane Irene

On August 28, 2011, Hurricane Irene made landfall on the Jersey shore.  It brought devastating destruction to New England as it dumped torrential rains throughout the region. Although Irene began as an African easterly wave, it wasn’t until it had crossed most of the Atlantic Ocean to be east of Dominica that it developed a […]

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HRD seminar – Michael Kozar, Risk Management Solutions – 8 December 2015

Michael presented a seminar “Evaluation of Hurricane Wind Field Forecasts from Global Models Within the TIGGE Archive“. Abstract: Short- and mid-range forecasts of select North Atlantic hurricanes over the past few seasons—including Sandy (AL182012), Gonzalo (AL082014), Irene (AL092011), and Isaac (AL092012)—are analyzed to quantify biases and error magnitudes found across a storm’s entire wind field. […]

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HRD seminar – Bryce Tyner, North Carolina State University – 15 July 2014

Bryce presented a seminar on “ Sensitivity to the Planetary Boundary Layer Scheme for High-Resolution Simulations of Irene (2011) ”. Abstract Turbulent transport associated with large eddy circulations (LECs) in the hurricane boundary layer (HBL) are not well understood. With the rapid growth in computational capabilities, it is now possible to resolve these LECs and […]

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Paper on rain rate measurements from the Wide Swath Radar Altimeter aboard a NOAA P3 published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

                    The paper can be accessed at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00111.1.

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HRD Director speaks at the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference

HRD Director Dr. Frank Marks discussed advancements in Hurricane Research at NOAA at a training session on Tropical Meteorology during the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL on 7 May 2013. His presentation is available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov//hrd/pub/blog/seminars/2013/Marks_FLGHC_20130507.pptx

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HRD seminar – Dr. Frank Marks, NOAA/AOML – 31 July 2012

HRD Director and lead for the NOAA Service Assessment for Hurricane Irene Dr. Frank Marks gave a presentation on “NOAA Service Assessment: Hurricane Irene, 21-29 August 2011”. A copy of his presentation is available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/seminars/2012/Irene_SA_20120731.pptx The full Irene Service Assessment is available online here.

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