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25th Anniversary of a ‘hairy hop’ into Hurricane Hugo

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 … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Frances

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 … Continue reading

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AOML and HRD researchers at 31st AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Diego, CA – 31 March – 4 April 2014

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 … Continue reading

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Paper on the sensitivity of numerical models to the surface drag coefficient published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

The full text can be accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/qj.2057.

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Isabel’s landfall

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 … Continue reading

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10th anniversary of Hurricane Fabian striking Bermuda

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 … Continue reading

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Paper on two paths to tropical cyclogenesis published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

The paper can be accessed at http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/5999/2013/acp-13-5999-2013.pdf.

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Paper on whether coupling hurricane models to underlying waves is necessary for accurate hurricane prediction published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

The paper can be accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1002/qj.2048/asset/2048_ftp.pdf?

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Comment on a previous study on secondary eyewall formation in Hurricane Rita published in the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

The comment can be found at http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JAS-D-12-030.1

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Paper on the thermodynamics of the inflow layer of tropical cyclones in vertical shear published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

The paper can be accessed at http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/13/327/2013/acp-13-327-2013.pdf.

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