On 24 August, a tropical wave moved westward off the African coast, gradually becoming organized enough to become a tropical depression a week later almost 200 n mi east southeast of Barbados. Within 12 h, it became Tropical Storm Felix about 60 n mi south of Barbados. A period of rapid intensification commenced, and Felix […]
This is a companion paper to the one on Hurricane Patricia. You can read this paper at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0055.1.
In the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Category-Five Hurricane Andrew roared across southern Florida leaving behind a trail of devastation that stunned the nation. Andrew was the first hurricane of this ferocity to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Camille in 1969, and repercussions of its landfall were felt in the world […]
Dr. Brammer presented a seminar titled “Tropical Cyclogenesis from African Easterly Waves: Observations and Predictability”. A recording of the presentation is available on the anonymous ftp site: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/seminars/2017/Brammer_HRD_Seminar_20170718.mp4
Dr. Dunion presented a seminar titled “The Tropical Cyclone Diurnal Cycle: The Great Hurricane Exhale”. Abstract: New geostationary infrared satellite imagery has revealed a curious diurnal pulsing pattern in tropical cyclones (TCs) that may represent an unrealized, yet fundamental process of mature TCs. These diurnal pulses begin forming in the storm’s inner core near the time […]
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 […]