Paper on the likely impact of new satellites on forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review

The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats (TROPICS) mission is a group of satellites that will provide observations of temperature, moisture, rainfall, and water particles in the atmosphere.  Planned for launch in 2022, the satellites will provide measurements that will be particularly important for studying tropical cyclones because … Continue reading Paper on the likely impact of new satellites on forecasts published in Monthly Weather Review

HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

A better way to get GPS radio occultation into forecast models published in Monthly Weather Review

■ Summary:  The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC) are a set of satellites launched in 2006 that orbit the earth about 500 miles above ground.  They use radio signals from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites in a process called “radio occultation” to measure temperature and moisture with high accuracy.  These data … Continue reading A better way to get GPS radio occultation into forecast models published in Monthly Weather Review

HRD scientists participate in the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

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

Lidia Cucurull participates in WMO’s 7th Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) held its 7th Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP. The purpose of the workshop was to guide the design and evolution of components of the WMO Integrated Global Observing System for Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP). This extends from the short-range (1-2 days) to climate forecasts. The … Continue reading Lidia Cucurull participates in WMO’s 7th Workshop on the Impact of Various Observing Systems on NWP

Paper on additional improvements to weather forecasts from GPS radio occultation data published in Monthly Weather Review

The Constellation Observing System for Meteorology, Ionosphere, and Climate (COSMIC) are a set of satellites launched in 2006 that orbit the earth about 500 miles above ground. They use radio signals from Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites in a process called “radio occultation” to measure temperature and moisture with high accuracy. These data have proven to … Continue reading Paper on additional improvements to weather forecasts from GPS radio occultation data published in Monthly Weather Review

Lidia Cucurull participates as invited speaker at the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation

Lidia Cucurull was invited to speak at the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation, held virtually, but hosted from Hsinchu, Taiwan. Her presentation, An overview of 17 years of Radio Occultation development and assessment at NOAA, an overview of the Radio Occultation (RO) assimilation strategies at NOAA during the last 17 years, including past, present … Continue reading Lidia Cucurull participates as invited speaker at the 5th International Conference on GPS Radio Occultation

Lidia Cucurull participates in the NOAA Technology Maturation Program Annual Review

Lidia Cucurull briefed the NOAA Technology Maturation Program annual review on three projects that she leads. The objective of the program is to identify areas where small investments could accelerate the use of emerging technologies in operations, such as in improving weather forecasts. The ultimate goal is to increase the options available to NOAA mission … Continue reading Lidia Cucurull participates in the NOAA Technology Maturation Program Annual Review

Lidia Cucurull appointed NOAA Lead for one of the strategic goals of the NASA-NOAA Modeling Collaboration

Dr. Lidia Cucurull, Supervisory Physical Scientist with NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, has been appointed the NOAA lead for Goal 2 of the NASA-NOAA Modeling Collaboration. The goals of the Collaboration are to coordinate and focus initiatives and establish a mechanism to transfer important research to operations for Earth Science (including weather) and Space … Continue reading Lidia Cucurull appointed NOAA Lead for one of the strategic goals of the NASA-NOAA Modeling Collaboration

Study on improving flight tracks to optimally improve winter-storm forecasts published in Meteorological Applications

A new study published in Meteorological Applications finds that changes in the flight track patterns of aircraft flying into storms to collect observations for weather forecast models could positively impact forecasts. Differences in where data is collected within a storm changes the model forecast. NASA’s Global Hawk, uncrewed aerial system. Image Credit: NOAA. The largest impact could … Continue reading Study on improving flight tracks to optimally improve winter-storm forecasts published in Meteorological Applications