HRD recaps flights into Hurricane Elsa

NOAA conducted six flights into Hurricane Elsa earlier in July, four with the P3s and two with the G-IV. The G-IV operational synoptic flow missions were conducted to gather information from high-levels of the atmosphere around Elsa to improve model forecasts of the storm's track and intensity. The P3 missions were conducted to gather data … Continue reading HRD recaps flights into Hurricane Elsa

Paper on the likely impact of new satellites on forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review

The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission is a group of satellites that will provide observations of temperature, moisture, rainfall, and water particles in the atmosphere.  Planned for launch in 2022, the satellites will provide measurements that will be particularly important for studying tropical cyclones because … Continue reading Paper on the likely impact of new satellites on forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review

Jason Dunion, Frank Marks, and Rob Rogers participate in the WMO-sponsored Tropical Cyclone-Probabilistic Forecast Products Workshop

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) hosted a three-day virtual workshop on June 15, 17, and 18 to chart a path forward for evaluating, developing, and improving tropical cyclone probabilistic forecast products (TC-PFP). Co-led by Jason Dunion (NOAA/AOML/HRD and UM/CIMAS), Munehiko Yamaguchi (Japanese Meteorological Agency), and Hui Yu (Shanghai Typhoon Institute) as part of the WMO Working … Continue reading Jason Dunion, Frank Marks, and Rob Rogers participate in the WMO-sponsored Tropical Cyclone-Probabilistic Forecast Products Workshop

HRD kicks off 2021 Hurricane Field Program

Scientists from AOML and other agencies participating in NOAA's 2021 Hurricane Field Program's Advancing the Prediction of Hurricanes Experiment (APHEX) met on 26 May to kick off the season. APHEX was developed in partnership with NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center, National Hurricane Center, Aircraft Operations Center, and AOML’s Physical Oceanography Division. It is intended to improve … Continue reading HRD kicks off 2021 Hurricane Field Program

HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

April's science meeting consisted of four presentations: Xiaomin Chen: "Boundary Layer Recovery and Precipitation Symmetrization Preceding Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Shear" Andy Hazelton: "HAFS Ensemble of Hurricane Dorian (2019): Early Intensity and Long-Term Track" Jon Zawislak: "Accomplishments of NOAA's Airborne Hurricane Field Program and a Broader Future Approach to Forecast Improvement" Kathryn Sellwood: … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

Healther Holbach participates in SHORELINE21 Workshop

Dr. Heather Holbach participated in the SHared Operation REsearch Logistics In the Nearshore Environment (SHORELINE21) Workshop on April 26-27, 2021.  This workshop brought together experts from the fields of wind/coastal engineering, atmospheric science, oceanography, ecology, emergency management, and crisis communications to discuss field and laboratory research related to landfalling hurricanes, with a focus on reducing … Continue reading Healther Holbach participates in SHORELINE21 Workshop

CIMAS celebrates its achievements with awards ceremony

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies, a NOAA Center of Excellence responsible for carrying out much of the basic research in NOAA, held an awards ceremony on 11 February to celebrate individual and group accomplishments during the past year and a half. About half of those who work inside the AOML building on … Continue reading CIMAS celebrates its achievements with awards ceremony