HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 3 P-3 missions into Tropical Storm Gordon, AL07 (3-4 September 2018) . The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 180903H1 (Robert Rogers) 180904H1 (Ghassan Alaka) 180904H2 (Hui Christophersen) HRD researchers also discussed the results from the 5 P-3 missions into … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The NOAA P-3 completed its last mission into Hurricane Michael this morning, passing through the storm four times. As in the previous three missions, we provided critical measurements of the 3-D wind, precipitation, and thermodynamic (temperature and humidity) structure of the storm from our Doppler radar, dropsondes, and flight level measurements. The data was not … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Sonia Otero named NOAA Associate Team Member of the Month for October

Sonia was named Team Member of the Month for her work providing part-time support to NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) as a software engineer and troubleshooter. Sonia programs complex code that is executed aboard NOAA aircraft and spent the past year working to ensure that AOC's aircraft weather messages were properly assimilated into the weather … Continue reading Sonia Otero named NOAA Associate Team Member of the Month for October

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Unfortunately the NOAA P-3 was not able to complete a 4th and final mission into developing Invest 96E today. Invest 96E completed its genesis phase as it is now Tropical Storm Sergio. We were, however, able to complete three important, unique genesis stage missions with the P-3 over the past fews days, and the data … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Unfortunately, the NOAA P-3 was not able to complete a 4th and final mission into developing Invest 96E today. Invest 96E completed its genesis phase as it is now Tropical Storm Sergio. We were able to complete three important, unique genesis missions with the P-3 over the past few days, and these will prove valuable … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 29, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9 AM ET

Thursday, September 20, 2018 NOAA49: The NOAA G-IV will be flying a joint research mission for AOML/HRD and NOAA/NESDIS (National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service) objectives to validate atmospheric moisture and temperature profiles in the NOAA Unique Combined Atmospheric Processing System (NUCAPS) satellite product. Of particular interest is assessing the ability of NUCAPS to represent … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 20, 2018, 9 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, September 14, 2018, 12 PM ET

Friday, September 14, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly additional NHC tasked reconnaissance missions into Isaac. The P-3 departed Lakeland, FL at 9:30 AM EDT this morning for their mission into Tropical Depression Isaac, and will recover in St. Croix. An additional reconnaissance mission into Isaac is scheduled for takeoff from St. Croix at 11:30 PM EDT … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, September 14, 2018, 12 PM ET

HRD Seminar – Kyle Ahern, Florida State University – 4 September 2018

Mr. Ahern presented a seminar titled “Observed and Simulated Boundary Layer Structures in the Hurricane Inner-core During Intensity Change”. ABSTRACT: GPS dropwindsonde data from Atlantic basin aircraft reconnaissance missions (Hock and Franklin 1999) between 1998 and 2015 are gathered to construct composites of the hurricane inner-core boundary layer during modes of intensity change. Sounding information … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Kyle Ahern, Florida State University – 4 September 2018