Tag Archives: Hurricane Katrina

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 … Continue reading

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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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Frank Marks talks about the historic 2005 hurricane season and the RAINEX program with the Capital Weather Gang

The article can be found at https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/10/13/2005-a-terrible-year-for-hurricanes-a-great-year-for-research/.

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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 … Continue reading

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Frank Marks talks about hurricane activity with the Philadelphia Inquirer

The article can be accessed at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/weather/Katrina-and-the-decade-of-luck.html,

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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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Katrina’s eye

Katrina’s eye taken by Frank Roux

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