Dr. Leighton presented a seminar titled “Characterizing Raindrop Size Distributions Observed in Hurricanes”. ABSTRACT: One of the main applications of radar measurements is to estimate rainfall rate based on its power-law relationships with radar reflectivity. Different relationships have been obtained for different weather scenarios. Hurricanes, in comparison with other severe weather systems, have a much longer … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Hua Leighton (CIMAS/HRD) – 24 March 2022
August's science meeting consisted of two presentations: Stanley Goldenberg - "NOAA’s August Update of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: Methodology & Forecast" Tomislava Vukicevic - "Sensitivity of microphysics parameterization to stochastically perturbed parameters" Copies of the two presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2021/Science/HRD_SciMeet_20210812.zip
This paper is an overview of what we currently know about processes important in tropical cyclone intensity change and the research that has been done during the past 15 years using aircraft data. The paper describes the eye and eyewall and how they change in time, the region close to the ocean surface where the … Continue reading Paper that reviews what we know about intensity change published in Atmosphere
Another story details the Saildrone, an autonomous vehicle that sails on the ocean surface collecting upper-ocean and near-surface weather data, that will be tested in hurricane conditions. Check out the most recent issue of AOML Keynotes here.
The Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. It brings together great minds from a diverse set of scientific disciplines – helping attendees make career-long professional contact and life-long friends while learning from the very top people in the atmospheric sciences. The 101st AMS Annual Meeting took place virtually … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting
Summary: Tropical cyclones (TCs) are made up of clouds and thunderstorms, and thus drop large amounts of rain. The clouds are made up of cloud particles such as raindrops, snowflakes, and ice. Knowledge of the ways these particles form, grow, and fall (what we call cloud microphysics) is very important for accurate TC rainfall forecasts, … Continue reading Paper on forecasting how raindrops, snowflakes, and ice form, grow, and fall published in Monthly Weather Review
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NOAA aircraft reconnaissance continued for Major Hurricane Delta on October 6, capturing the system's quick maturation overnight. P-3 and G-IV missions are scheduled every 12 hours from Lakeland, FL. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) tasked NOAA's Hurricane Hunters to identify the location and strength of the circulation center, and to survey the atmospheric conditions nearby … Continue reading AOML scientists assess Major Hurricane Delta’s rapid intensification
NOAA's Hurricane Hunters continue reconnaissance for major Hurricane Teddy, conducting numerous science experiments developed by AOML and its collaborators. The two P-3 aircraft will take off from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands at 10 AM and 6 PM EDT, respectively, on September 18 as tasked by AOML's Hurricane Research Division. AOML hurricane scientists will guide and … Continue reading Major Hurricane Teddy missions provide unique dataset for AOML hurricane scientists
AOML's Hurricane Research Division tasked the NOAA Hurricane Hunters to explore the atmospheric conditions associated with Teddy's development. AOML scientists providing support for P-3 and G-IV flights into Teddy plan to manage multiple objectives laid out in their Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX). Flight track planned for the NOAA P-3 mission into Hurricane Teddy. G-IV reconnaissance will continue on … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct missions investigating Hurricane Teddy