April's science meeting consisted of four presentations: Xiaomin Chen: "Boundary Layer Recovery and Precipitation Symmetrization Preceding Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Shear" Andy Hazelton: "HAFS Ensemble of Hurricane Dorian (2019): Early Intensity and Long-Term Track" Jon Zawislak: "Accomplishments of NOAA's Airborne Hurricane Field Program and a Broader Future Approach to Forecast Improvement" Kathryn Sellwood: … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021
AOML held a virtual awards ceremony on 18 December. Here is a list of award winners from HRD. Congratulations to everyone!
Read about these topics at https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Nov-Dec-2019-Keynotes.pdf.
“Many of the storms we flew in 2019 were ‘living on the edge,’ in that they were weak, vertically sheared, but also unpredictable. In previous years, we saw these storms intensify, such as Hurricane Michael in 2018. This season, many struggled to intensify. As we continue to build a dataset of these sheared storms, we … Continue reading AOML Flies Science Missions into Succession of Atlantic Storms
Hurricane Debbie’s eye as seen from ESSA DC-6 On August 18th and 20th, 1969, Hurricane Debbie was subjected to a seeding experiment as part of Project STORMFURY. STORMFURY was a joint Navy and Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA, the predecessor of NOAA) project to test the hypothesis that seeding hurricanes with silver iodide would disrupt … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Debbie seeding
Read the latest issue at http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/keynotes/PDF-Files/Sept-Oct2018.pdf
With the start of the 2018 hurricane season less than two weeks away, HRD and AOML employees have been engaging in several outreach opportunities to promote hurricane preparedness and enhance public understanding of the role of research in improving hurricane forecasts. From May 10th to the 12th, NOAA's AOML, Southeast Fisheries Science Center, and Miami … Continue reading Hurricane Season is approaching!
In the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Category-Five Hurricane Andrew roared across southern Florida leaving behind a trail of devastation that stunned the nation. Andrew was the first hurricane of this ferocity to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Camille in 1969, and repercussions of its landfall were felt in the world … Continue reading 25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida
On Friday, May 12th, the 2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour wrapped up its week-long swing along the East Coast at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami. The Opa Locka airport facility hosted NOAA42 "Kermit" as well as two U.S. Air Force Reserve's C-130s, from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters." Tours of the aircraft … Continue reading 2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour