On September 2, 2007, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hurricane Hunter airplane flew into Hurricane Felix when it was a category-5 hurricane north of Venezuela. The aircraft measured wind speed of 163 kt (188 mph) at the ocean surface and an upward wind speed of 60 kt (69 mph), the fastest upward wind ever […]
The blog post discusses the recent article by Aberson et al. published in Monthly Weather Review. You can read the blog at http://blog.ametsoc.org/uncategorized/monster-felix-slammed-hurricane-hunter-plane-in-2007/.
Prof. Molinari presented a seminar on “Outflow Layer Influences on Tropical Cyclones”. A recording of the presentation (audio begins 1 min into recording) is available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/seminars/2017/Molinari_HRD_Seminar_20170307.mp4
February’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Bachir Annane: Impact of Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts in a Regional OSSE Framework Mark Leidner (AER): Creating Vector Winds from Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Wind Speed Retrievals Using Variational Analysis Brittany Dahl: Impact of Global Hawk Observing Strategies on Vortex-Scale Tropical Cyclone […]
In October 2015, off the west coast of Mexico, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, intensifying faster than any other storm on record. A unique set of observations were collected in Patricia. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Office of Naval Research (ONR) aircraft […]
December’s science meeting consisted of 6 presentations: Paul Reasor (HRD): “Real-time, storm-scale diagnostics derived from Tail Doppler Radar”, Jun Zhang (HRD): “Recent improvement in physical parameterization of horizontal turbulent mixing in HWRF “, Rob Rogers (HRD): “Re-writing the Tropical Record Books: The Extraordinary Intensification of Hurricane Patricia (2015)”, Hui Christophersen (HRD): ‘Composite Analysis of Global […]
Read about it at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hurricane-matthew-monitors-fly-into-the-belly-of-the-beast/.
Read the article at http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/keynotes/keynotes_0716_HurrFieldCampaign.html.
The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group. These meetings are also an excellent […]
The slides from HRD Director Frank Marks’ presentation to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane Center media room are available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2016/HRD_Presentation-2016.pptx