NOAA 42 radar display of Hugo's eyewall On September 15, 1989, NOAA 42 "Kermit" flew a research mission into Hurricane Hugo, east of Barbados, that became what old-time Hurricane Hunters called a "hairy hop". This referred to a hurricane flight where the turbulence was so severe as to put the mission in jeopardy. The day … Continue reading 25th Anniversary of a ‘hairy hop’ into Hurricane Hugo
NASA MODIS satellite photo of Hurricane Frances at its peak intensity On September 5, 2004, Hurricane Frances, the second hurricane to make landfall in Florida that record-breaking year, came ashore at Sewall's Point. Frances had followed Hurricane Charley in striking Florida by 23 days and was followed in turn by Hurricane Jeanne, hitting the same … Continue reading 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Frances
Sixteen HRD scientists participated in the recent 31st AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, being authors or co-authors on 34 presentations and 9 posters. Roughly 750 presentations (442 oral presentations in 70 sessions and 308 posters in 2 session) were submitted to the conference. Of the 496 TC-related presentations and posters at the conference, 130, or about 26%, … Continue reading AOML and HRD researchers at 31st AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA – 31 March – 4 April 2014
The full text can be accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/qj.2057.
On September 18, 2003 Hurricane Isabel made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Although Isabel had been a Category Five hurricane at its peak, it struck the United States as a Category Two storm. Still, it caused over $5 billion in damage to the MidAtlantic states and killed 16 people directly. While Isabel … Continue reading 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Isabel’s landfall
On September 5, 2003, Hurricane Fabian made a direct hit on the island of Bermuda with winds of 120 mph, making it the strongest hurricane to strike there since Hurricane Arlene in 1963. It cause US$300 million in damages and caused 4 direct deaths in the islands. This made it the first hurricane to cause … Continue reading 10th anniversary of Hurricane Fabian striking Bermuda
The paper can be accessed at http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/5999/2013/acp-13-5999-2013.pdf.
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The comment can be found at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-12-030.1
The paper can be accessed at http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/327/2013/acp-13-327-2013.pdf.