HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2018

December’s science meeting consisted of seven presentations:Dave Raymond: "The Organization of Tropical East Pacific Convection (OTREC) Field Campaign"Xuejin Zhang: "Development of Hurricane Analysis and Forecasting System"Rob Rogers: "Summary of the 2018 HFP-IFEX"Dr. Chris Barnett: "Overview of JPSS Atlantic/SAL Field Campaign Activities"Gus Alaka: "Verification of the 2018 Basin-Scale HWRF"Michael Fischer: "On the RI of Hurricane Irma"Chris … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2018

Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018

The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) held their meeting Monday, December 10, 2018 at the AOML Laboratory.  The featured speaker was Brian McNoldy, University of Miami /RSMAS Senior Research Associate and Capital Weather Gang Tropical Meteorologist. Brian presented a seminar on “The 2018 Hurricane Season in Review”. A copy of the … Continue reading Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Florence, EP96 Genesis, and G-IV SAL Mission – 22 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 3 P-3 and 9 G-IV missions into Hurricane Florence, AL06 (8-13 September 2018). The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview 20180908H1 (Jon Zawislak) 20180909H1 (Jon Zawislak) 20180910H1 (Jon Zawislak) NESDIS / Ocean Winds (Joe Sapp NESDIS) HRD researchers also discussed the results … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Florence, EP96 Genesis, and G-IV SAL Mission – 22 October 2018

HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 3 P-3 missions into Tropical Storm Gordon, AL07 (3-4 September 2018) . The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 180903H1 (Robert Rogers) 180904H1 (Ghassan Alaka) 180904H2 (Hui Christophersen) HRD researchers also discussed the results from the 5 P-3 missions into … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, September 14, 2018, 12 PM ET

Friday, September 14, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly additional NHC tasked reconnaissance missions into Isaac. The P-3 departed Lakeland, FL at 9:30 AM EDT this morning for their mission into Tropical Depression Isaac, and will recover in St. Croix. An additional reconnaissance mission into Isaac is scheduled for takeoff from St. Croix at 11:30 PM EDT … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, September 14, 2018, 12 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12 PM ET

The NOAA P-3, with HRD scientists on board, is currently flying a National Hurricane Center tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Storm Isaac. The track of the mission, so far, is shown below. A look at the ongoing P-3 mission in Tropical Storm Isaac Wednesday, September 12, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly another NHC-tasked reconnaissance … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 12 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10 AM ET

The NOAA P-3, with HRD scientists on board, flew a successful research mission into Hurricane Florence yesterday afternoon in support of the Mature Stage Experiment of the Hurricane Field Program - Intensity Forecast Experiment, sampling the conclusion of the rapid intensification event that led to Florence strengthening to a Category 4. Tuesday, September 11, 2018 … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10 AM ET

NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 26 February 2018

To demonstrate how tropical cyclone research is used to improve forecast guidance HRD researchers Drs. Frank Marks, Robert Rogers, and Jason Sippel presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research”, “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones”, and  "Tropical Cyclone Modeling and Data Assimilation"  to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 26 February 2018

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. … Continue reading HRD seminar – Michael Kozar, Risk Management Solutions – 8 December 2015