HRD Monthly Science Meeting of May 2017

May’s science meeting consisted of 3 presentations: Jonathan Zawislak: Validation of tropical cyclone precipitation in HWRF using satellite observations Hua Chen – Azimuthal distribution of deep convection, environmental factors, and tropical cyclone rapid intensification: A perspective from HWRF ensemble forecasts of Hurricane Edouard Stephanie Stevenson (University of Albany/SUNY): Understanding intensity changes signaled by tropical cyclone lightning […]

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Two part paper on convective bursts in hurricanes released online in Monthly Weather Review

These two papers analyze extreme upward air currents, called “convective bursts,” in hurricanes that have been believed to be important for hurricane intensification. We use the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model to look at convective bursts in two hurricanes: Hurricane Dean from 2007 and Hurricane Bill from 2009. In the first paper, we study […]

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 20 April 2017

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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HRD researchers at 71st Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Research Forum, Miami, FL – 14-16 March 2017

HRD and AOML scientists participated in the 71st Interdepartmental Hurricane Conference/Tropical Cyclone Operations and Research Forum. HRD scientists presented or were coauthors on 14 of the 45 presentations and 3 of the 10 posters. Shirley Murillo chaired the Joint Hurricane Testbed (JHT) session and Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan chaired a panel discussion on “Research Supporting Operations: Current […]

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NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 27 February 2017

HRD researchers Frank Marks and Robert Rogers presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research” and “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones” and how they are used in tropical cyclone research to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane Center media room. Copies of the two presentations are available on the […]

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HRD & AOML researchers at 97th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA – 23-27 January 2017

Abstracts and recordings of  the 25 presentations and 6 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 97th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Bachir Annane,  B. D. McNoldy, S. M. Leidner, R. N. Hoffman, R. Atlas, and S. J. Majumdar, Impact of Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds […]

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Paper on Hurricane Patricia, the most intense hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, released online in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

In October 2015, off the west coast of Mexico, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the western hemisphere, intensifying faster than any other storm on record. A unique set of observations were collected in Patricia. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration/Office of Naval Research (ONR) aircraft […]

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Paper on how the region near the ocean surface impacts hurricane forecasts released online in Monthly Weather Review

 Summary: Forecasters and researchers use the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model to forecast where a hurricane will go, how strong it will be, how large it will be, and where the strongest winds are. This paper looks at how winds close to the surface in hurricanes are transferred upward and how changes […]

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of December 2016

December’s science meeting consisted of 6 presentations: Paul Reasor (HRD):  “Real-time, storm-scale diagnostics derived from Tail Doppler Radar”, Jun Zhang (HRD):  “Recent improvement in physical parameterization of horizontal turbulent mixing in HWRF “, Rob Rogers (HRD):  “Re-writing the Tropical Record Books:  The Extraordinary Intensification of Hurricane Patricia (2015)”, Hui Christophersen (HRD):  ‘Composite Analysis of Global […]

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Two-part paper on the intensification of Hurricane Edouard published in Monthly Weather Review

 Summary: Hurricane Edouard (2014) is examined using radar onboard NOAA P-3 aircraft that flew the storm. Two periods are shown, one when the storm was intensifying to a major hurricane and the other when the storm was weakening. The location of strong thunderstorms, and how they changed over time, is examined to see if there […]

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