Small, unmanned aircraft flies into rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael

  NOAA scientists flew multiple missions into Hurricane Michael in the days before landfall, closely observing the rapid intensification of the storm. Their tools included a small unmanned aircraft, called the Coyote, which flew into the strongest winds of the eyewall as the storm intensified to a category 4 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. NOAA has … Continue reading Small, unmanned aircraft flies into rapidly intensifying Hurricane Michael

HRD Director, Frank Marks presents at NOAA’s 2018 Hurricane Season Awareness Webinar Series, 8 May 2018

The webinar was the first in a series of five webinars presented by NOAA’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team (SECART) in advance of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season by NOAA specialists from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), the National Weather Service Forecast Offices (WFOs) as they provide … Continue reading HRD Director, Frank Marks presents at NOAA’s 2018 Hurricane Season Awareness Webinar Series, 8 May 2018

Research on gravity waves highlighted in the October 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

  You can read more about this study at https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/2017/04/21/paper-on-gravity-waves-caused-by-hurricanes-and-a-potential-new-way-to-estimate-hurricane-intensity-released-online-in-geophysical-research-letters/

HRD begins Tropical Weather Map Discussions

NOAA's Hurricane Research Division is beginning its daily map discussions on Monday, July 17th in support of its 2017 Hurricane Field Program. These discussions are led by scientists that report on the tropical weather and any features that are of interest for flight missions. We invite our remote collaborators to attend our daily discussions weekdays at … Continue reading HRD begins Tropical Weather Map Discussions