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Jason Dunion talks with patch.com about the Saharan Air Layer

You can read the article at http://patch.com/us/across-america/saharan-dust-cloud-descends-texas-gulf-coast.

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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 … Continue reading

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Jason Dunion talks about the Saharan Air Layer with the Weather Channel

Read the article at https://weather.com/science/weather-explainers/news/saharan-air-layer-african-dust-atlantic-basin.

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10th Anniversary of AMMA

Starting in July of 2006, the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA) project ran a major field campaign, gathering weather and ocean data from western Africa and nearby waters.  The main purpose was to document the inter-seasonal and inter-annual variability of … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Jason Dunion talks to the New Orleans Times-Picayune about NOAA hurricane research with the Global Hawk aircraft

The article can be accessed at http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/2015/09/as_atlantic_hurricane_season_p.html.

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of September 2015

September’s science meeting consisted of 4 presentations: Evan Forde – What’s up with TCs in proximity to SALs 1987-2008 Robert Rogers – Observations of the asymmetric structure and intensity evolution of Hurricane Edouard (2014). Part I: Kinematic structure and distribution … Continue reading

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Doppler radar quick-looks from 2:00 AM P-3 flight into Tropical Storm Erika, 26 August 2015

As Tropical Storm Erika was 600 km east of the Leeward Islands a NOAA P-3 mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance and a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) mission. The figure below depicts the … Continue reading

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Doppler radar quick-looks from 2:00 PM P-3 and G-IV flights into Tropical Storm Erika, 25 August 2015

As Tropical Storm Erika was 800 km east of the Leeward Islands a NOAA P-3 and G-IV mission collected airborne Doppler radar data to use in initializing and evaluating model guidance and a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) mission. The figure below … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 26 August 2015 NOAA43: Flew a Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX) research mission into Tropical Storm Erika.  Take off was at 0600 UTC (2:00AM local) from Barbados. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. UAS Global Hawk: Took off this morning at 7:00AM Eastern from Wallops Island, … Continue reading

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