Paper on the types and sizes of ice particles in hurricanes released online in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology

Many people have experienced the heavy rain and warm, moist air when hurricanes reach land. But several miles above the ground, where the air is very cold, hurricane clouds are made up of snowflakes and tiny ice particles called ice crystals. The computers that scientists use to forecast where hurricanes will go and how strong […]

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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 […]

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 28 April 2016

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent […]

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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 […]

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – February 2016

The purpose of the observation team meetings is to bring together the people who use observations in their research on a regular basis to discuss issues they’re having, provide updates on observations they’re analyzing or collecting, and any other information that may be of interest to the broader group.  These meetings are also an excellent […]

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Paper on the eyewall replacement cycle in model forecasts published in Geophysical Research Letters

The paper can be accessed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2015GL066436/full.

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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 […]

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Wilma

In the early morning hours of October 24, 2005, Hurricane Wilma came ashore on Florida’s Gulf coast.  The storm had set records and then ravaged the Yucatan Peninsula prior to this final landfall, but it still had plenty of power left to inflict great damage on southern Florida. The 2005 hurricane season was already one […]

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30th Anniversary of Hurricane Gloria

On September 27, 1985, Hurricane Gloria swept over the Outer Banks then rushed across Long Island, New England, and Canada.  It was the first significant hurricane to hit New England in twenty-five years and brought heavy rains and high winds to the Mid-Atlantic states as well. Gloria began as a tropical depression over the Cape […]

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10th Anniversary of Hurricane Rita

Early on the morning of September 24, 2005, Major Hurricane Rita came ashore near the Texas/Louisiana border.  In the midst of the very active 2005 hurricane season, Rita caused considerable panic as it approached the coast, with scenes of destruction from Hurricane Katrina still playing on TV news programs.  It left behind a swath of […]

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