Starting in 2010, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can fly at 65,000 feet for 24 hours at a time, to make observations in tropical cyclones. The Global Hawk can release dropsondes that measure temperature, humidity, pressure, and wind […]
HRD and AOML scientists participated in the 71st Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum. HRD scientists presented or were coauthors on 14 of the 45 presentations and 3 of the 10 posters. Shirley Murillo chaired the Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) session and Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan chaired a panel discussion on “Research Supporting Operations: Current […]
Abstracts and recordings of the 25 presentations and 6 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 97th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Bachir Annane, B. D. McNoldy, S. M. Leidner, R. N. Hoffman, R. Atlas, and S. J. Majumdar, Impact of Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds […]
The full text can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00703-016-0452-2.
At a recent awards ceremony, HRD Director Frank Marks and AOML Deputy Director Molly Beringer presented recognitions to several employees whose service went above-and-beyond during the past year. Bachir Annane was recognized for comprehensive and timely analyses using the OSSE framework to evaluate the impact of the CYGNSS scatterometer data set on tropical cyclone forecasts. Jun […]
You can read the article at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/MWR-D-15-0421.1.
On October 18, 1996, Hurricane Lili slammed into Cuba with over 100 mph (160 km/hr) winds and heavy rains. The storm, during its life cycle, would leave destruction from Central America to the British Isles. Lili formed from a tropical depression which developed on Oct. 15th in the typical breeding grounds for mid-October, the western […]
HRD researchers discussed the results from the 5 P-3, and 2 G-IV missions into Tropical Storm Colin (5-6 June 2016), Hurricane Earl (2-3 August 2016), and Tropical Storm Javier (8-9 August 2016). The agenda for the discussion was: Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/HFP/Colin-Earl-Javier_debrief.pptx
HRD’s Jason Dunion and Rob Rogers discuss trying to improve forecasting of hurricane rapid intensification in a Charleston Post and Courier article. http://www.charlestonscene.com/20160730/160739962/hurricane-predictions-getting-hotter
You can read the article at http://patch.com/us/across-america/saharan-dust-cloud-descends-texas-gulf-coast.