Paper on accounting for the location of dropwindsondes during measurements published in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

Summary: Hurricane Hunter aircraft have been releasing instruments called dropwindsondes to measure pressure, temperature, moisture, and wind speed and direction in hurricanes for two decades. Data from dropwindsondes released near the storms have led to better forecasts of where they will go, but improvements to forecasts of how strong they will get have lagged. Part …

AOML and HRD researchers at 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico – 10-14 April 2016

Twenty-three AOML and HRD scientists participated in the recent 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in San Juan, PR, as authors or co-authors on 36 presentations and 11 posters. Roughly 650 presentations (452 oral presentations in 70 sessions and 196 posters in 2 session) were submitted to the conference. Of the 440 TC-related presentations …

Safety First – 2016 Aviation Water Safety Training

Several HRDers and collaborators participated in Aviation Water Safety Training in order to fly on NOAA aircraft. This hands-on training is required every 5 years in order to participate in NOAA aircraft missions such as those during the Hurricane Field Program.  The two-day classroom and pool course, taught by Federal Aviation Administration safety-certified trainers, covered …

HRD employees honored at awards ceremony

A number of HRD employees were honored at an awards ceremony at AOML earlier in December.  Among the honorees: Jun Zhang earned a CIMAS Gold Medal for efforts to improve the surface layer and vertical-diffusion parameterization within the HWRF model to better match the observed surface flux and diffusion.  These factors were essential for HWRF to …

HRD Retreat, US Coast Guard Base, Miami Beach, FL – 15-16 May 2012

HRD held a two-day off-site science retreat at the Miami Beach Coast Guard Base.  With assistance from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (Ines DelGado, Commissioner, facilitated the retreat), HRDers discussed ways to strengthen their scientific visibility, work environment cohesiveness, and future science directions. The retreat provided an open forum for the group to explore these …

HRD and AOML researchers at the 65th Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference, Miami, FL – 28 February – 3 March 2011

Copies of the 23 presentations HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 65th IHC are available online from the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology's website: Comparisons of the 2008 and 2010 Snapshots of Tropical Cyclone R & D - F. Marks & R. Ferek The 2010 GOES-R Proving Ground at the National …