AOML/HRD Seminar – Evan Forde – 29 August 2019

Evan presented a seminar titled "Relationship between Tropical Cyclone Genesis in the Main Development Region and Seasonal Tropical Cyclone Activity in the Atlantic Basin".  ABSTRACT Tropical Cyclone (TC) genesis in the Atlantic basin main development region (MDR) was evaluated from 1972-2015 to determine its relationship with seasonal TC activity.  Among other findings, a strong correlation … Continue reading AOML/HRD Seminar – Evan Forde – 29 August 2019

50th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

On the night of August 17-18th, 1969, Hurricane Camille came howling into Waveland, MS, with estimated sustained winds of 175 mph (280 km/hr) and a storm surge of 24 feet (7.3 m) to become the second strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the United States (after the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935).  Camille also … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

HRD Seminar – Dr. Chris Hennon and Will Clark, University of North Carolina at Asheville – 11 October 2016

Dr. Hennon presented a seminar on “Toward a Global Homogeneous Tropical Cyclone Data Record". Abstract Any analysis of global tropical cyclone (TC) activity must account for the myriad of interagency differences in determining maximum wind speed.  Although the use of the Dvorak technique is the dominating factor in the vast majority of all agency estimates, … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Chris Hennon and Will Clark, University of North Carolina at Asheville – 11 October 2016

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2016

July’s science meeting consisted of 5 presentations: Joaquin Trinanes (AOML/PhOD) - "CoastWatch and PhOD satellite and ocean products in support of HRD 2016 hurricane season activities" Erin Dougherty (SUNY- Albany, HRD visitor) - "Hurricane Bonnie (1998): Maintaining Intensity during High Vertical Wind Shear and an Eyewall Replacement Cycle" Evan Forde (AOML/CNSD) - "An Update on … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2016

85th Anniversary of first landfall of Lake Okeechobee hurricane

On September 12, 1928 a major Cape Verde hurricane struck the Leeward Islands.  The amount of warning time varied by island, but Guadeloupe apparently received no advanced warning and the unprepared island suffered 1200 deaths.  The total for other nearby islands was less than fifty. The hurricane's rampage was far from over.  It struck Puerto … Continue reading 85th Anniversary of first landfall of Lake Okeechobee hurricane

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2013

July's Science meeting had 4 presentations: Dr. Jili Dong, OU/CAPS, The impact of assimilating airborne Doppler radial wind, dropsonde and satellite-derived wind on the analysis and forecast of Hurricane Earl (2010) Dr. C. Landsea, NWS/NHC, The Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis for 1941 to 1945 J. Dunion, UM/CIMAS, The TC Diurnal Cycle & Lightning Ms. Sarah Ditchek, Yale U.(NOAA Hollings Scholar), … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2013

150th anniversary of forgotten Hurricane “Amanda”

Thanks to the scholarship of Mike Chenowith and C. J. Mock, a Civil War-era hurricane, the only May hurricane to make US landfall, has been re-discovered.  It came ashore on Florida's panhandle 150 years ago on May 28th and caused considerable damage to several Union ships on blockade duty, including the USS Amanda.  The researchers … Continue reading 150th anniversary of forgotten Hurricane “Amanda”

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of January 2013

The 4 presentations from January's Monthly Science meeting are available on the anonymous ftp site as a zip archive at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/pub/blog/meetings/2013/science/HRD_SciMeet_20130110.zip The presentations in order: 1 - Sim Aberson - Integrated Kinetic Energy from wind-radii 2 - Chris Landsea - The Atlantic Hurricane Database Reanalysis for 1936 to 1940 3 - Jun Zhang - Diagnostics … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of January 2013