Study on the best way to improve forecasts using a proposed satellite-based Doppler Wind Lidar published in Monthly Weather Review

This study investigates how to get the largest improvements to tropical cyclone forecasts from wind profiles obtained from a proposed new instrument, a Doppler Wind Lidar, on polar-orbiting satellites.  Wind profiles have the largest impact when the tropical cyclone’s structure was changing rapidly and when the measurements were taken close to the tropical cyclone center. … Continue reading Study on the best way to improve forecasts using a proposed satellite-based Doppler Wind Lidar published in Monthly Weather Review

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

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2019

August’s science meeting consisted of three presentations: Lidia Cucurull - "An overview of the Global Observing Systems Analysis Group (GOSA)" Andy Hazelton - "HAFSB Performance for TS Barry and Invest 96L" Ghassan 'Gus' Alaka - "AOML Hurricane Model Viewer Demonstration" The three presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2019/Science/HRD_SciMeet_20190808.zip