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

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 … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2015

HRD seminar – Dr. Benjamin Jaimes, University of Miami, RSMAS, Department of Ocean Sciences – 16 July 2015

Dr. Jaimes presented a seminar "Enhanced Wind-Driven Downwelling Flow in Warm Oceanic Eddy Features during the Intensification of Tropical Cyclone Isaac (2012): Observations and Theory” ABSTRACT: Tropical cyclones (TCs) typically produce intense oceanic upwelling underneath the storm’s center, and weaker and broader downwelling outside upwelled regions. However, several cases of predominantly downwelling responses over warm, … Continue reading HRD seminar – Dr. Benjamin Jaimes, University of Miami, RSMAS, Department of Ocean Sciences – 16 July 2015

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 - … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2015

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 … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2015