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 […]
Read the entire article at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016JC012399/full.
July’s science meeting consisted of 6 presentations: Steve Guimond (NASA) – “Reviving the Imaging Wind and Rain Airborne Profiler (IWRAP) for Hurricane Research: A Case Study of Hurricane Rita (2005)” Mu-Chieh (Laura) Ko – “Preliminary Review – HWRF-B 2016 Retrospective Dataset” Robert Rogers – “The Challenge of Intensity Forecasting in Moderate Shear” Emily Paltz (Hollings […]
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 […]
Satellite images taken from an instrument called the Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) that can see things on the earth’s surface that are about 100 m (300 ft) across are used study the wind in tropical cyclones. The SAR can see small swirls (called vortices) near the eye of the hurricane, small long, thin lines […]
Read all about it at http://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/hurricanes-typhoons-monitored-hundreds-miles-away-possibly-leading-better-forecasts-study-1004113858/.
Check it out at http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article150882007.html.
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On Friday, May 12th, the 2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour wrapped up its week-long swing along the East Coast at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami. The Opa Locka airport facility hosted NOAA42 “Kermit” as well as two U.S. Air Force Reserve’s C-130s, from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters.” Tours of the aircraft […]
Read it at https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uomr-ssa051517.php.