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

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

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2021

March's science meeting consisted of three presentations. Michael Fischer: "How are TC convective and vortex characteristics related to TC intensity?" Josh Wadler: "The Effects of Environmental Wind Shear Direction on Tropical Cyclone Boundary Layer Thermodynamics and Intensity Change from Multiple Observational Datasets" Lew Gramer:  “Coastal downwelling and landfalling hurricane intensification” Copies of the three presentations are available … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of March 2021

HRD Seminar – Dr. Forrest Masters (University of Florida) – 17 March 2021

Dr. Masters presented a seminar titled "Collecting surface wind and water data in extreme hydrodynamic conditions during tropical cyclone landfall: The Sentinel Project". ABSTRACT: The presentation will describe a new effort to measure surface wind, hydrodynamic, erosion, and water quality conditions in the hurricane core at the coastal transition. In this region, storm surge and … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Forrest Masters (University of Florida) – 17 March 2021

Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end

Improved forecasts, extensive preparedness helped protect lives and property From https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/record-breaking-atlantic-hurricane-season-draws-to-end. The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States. While the official hurricane season concludes on November 30, tropical storms may continue to develop past that … Continue reading Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end

Hurricane Delta Slowly Weakens prior to landfall on the Louisiana Coast

AOML scientists observed the slow weakening of Hurricane Delta during the last NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter mission, tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) on the morning of October 9.  Delta's minimum central pressure gradually rose and surface wind speeds measured by the Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) steadily lowered throughout the mission. Time series of (top) SFMR wind … Continue reading Hurricane Delta Slowly Weakens prior to landfall on the Louisiana Coast

NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct final mission before Hurricane Delta’s landfall

NOAA concludes Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) tasked reconnaissance for Major Hurricane Delta on October 9. The P-3 aircraft took off from Lakeland, FL, at 5:00 AM EDT to survey the system's circulation. With the P-3 passing through the center multiple times, AOML scientists onboard and remotely supporting the missions continue to evaluate data collected from … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct final mission before Hurricane Delta’s landfall

AOML shifts its reconnaissance and research efforts to Hurricane Teddy, reviews Hurricane Sally data

AOML's Hurricane Research Division tasked all three NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft to perform science operations into Hurricane Teddy, now a category-2 tropical cyclone and still intensifying in the mid-Atlantic.  Operations into Teddy began yesterday with G-IV aircraft objectives defined in AOML’s  Synoptic Flow Experiment as part of NOAA's Hurricane Field Program. The G-IV took off for … Continue reading AOML shifts its reconnaissance and research efforts to Hurricane Teddy, reviews Hurricane Sally data

Sally intensifies near the Gulf Coast as observed by NOAA reconnaissance

NOAA's G-IV and two P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft took off from Lakeland, FL, at 1:30 PM, 10:30 AM, and 4:30 PM EDT, respectively, on September 14th for continued missions investigating Hurricane Sally's circulation. Tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), NOAA's P-3 aircraft each performed 4 passes through the system's center, observing the atmospheric conditions in all … Continue reading Sally intensifies near the Gulf Coast as observed by NOAA reconnaissance

AOML reviews science conducted during Hurricane Hunter missions into Laura

Hurricane scientists at AOML provided guidance and data support for National Hurricane Center (NHC) and Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) tasked reconnaissance into Hurricane Laura, identifying critical information about the system’s location, development, and intensification. Beginning on August 20th, 11 P-3 and 6 G-IV missions were conducted, capturing the complex lifecycle of Laura until its eventual … Continue reading AOML reviews science conducted during Hurricane Hunter missions into Laura