New and Improved SFMR data set

The technique to process data from the Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR), which observes surface wind speeds and rain rates within tropical cyclones, was upgraded prior to the 2015 hurricane season on all NOAA and Air Force Reserve Command hurricane reconnaissance aircraft. The processing method improves the observations across all wind speeds and rain rates. Brad […]

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Weatherwise article about hurricane reconnaissance features several HRD employees

The article (subscription only) can be found at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00431672.2015.1067110.

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Early on the morning of August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Louisiana delta region and the Mississippi coast.  The storm surge brought enormous damage to the Gulf Coast and, when the levees around New Orleans failed, a great number of fatalities.  Coming amidst the very busy 2005 hurricane season, Katrina brought death […]

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Frank Marks and Jason Dunion discuss how good hurricane forecasts are and plans for the upcoming hurricane season with the New Orleans Times-Picayune

Joe Cione and Paul Reasor also appear in this article, which can be found at http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2015/05/major_improvements_in_hurrican.html.

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