The HFIP program is coordinated through 3 strategic planning teams (Model Development, Data Assimilation/Ensemble, and Post Processing and Verification Development) and 3 tiger teams (High Resolution Physics, Ensemble Product, and Ocean Model Impact). The HFIP strategic planning teams develop our multi-year strategy for improving hurricane forecast guidance, while the tiger teams are responsible for overseeing […]
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 […]
After the landfall of very strong hurricanes, NOAA contracted with Drs. Ted Fujita of the University of Chicago and Roger Wakimoto of the University of California Los Angeles to produce damage surveys of the affected areas. With the help of Duane J. Stiegler, survey teams visited the devastated areas to assess the wind effects using […]
HRD researchers discussed the results from the 11 P-3 missions into AL99, TD9, and eventually Hurricane Hermine (25 August to 2 September 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/Hermine_debrief.pptx.zip
In the pre-dawn hours of September 18, 1926, one of the most destructive hurricanes in U.S. history roared into Miami, Florida. If a comparable storm struck the same area today it would rank as the most expensive hurricane in the United States. The storm may have formed somewhere near the west coast of Africa in […]
On August 19, 1991, Hurricane Bob brushed the tip of Long Island and came ashore in Rhode Island. Although only a Category 2 hurricane at that time, Bob managed to rack up a sizable damage bill to become one of the costliest New England hurricanes. Bob formed from a disturbance that split from a frontal […]
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
The paper can be accessed at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-14-0373.1.
On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, Dr. Robert Rogers led a kick off meeting to discuss our flight experiments and modules that will be part of the 2015 hurricane field campaign. Click here to review the proposed experiments.