Paper on forecast improvements due to dropsonde data from the Global Hawk aircraft published in Monthly Weather Review

Starting in 2010, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have used the Global Hawk, an unmanned aircraft that can fly at 65,000 feet for 24 hours at a time, to make observations in tropical cyclones. The Global Hawk can release dropsondes that measure temperature, humidity, pressure, and wind […]

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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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2016 Hurricane Season ends

Today marks the last day of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season, and it was a busy one for us.  AOML’s Hurricane Research Division (HRD) participated in 57 missions into six different tropical cyclones: Colin, Earl, Javier (East Pacific), Hermine, Karl, and Matthew.  From early June to the start of October, HRD personnel either flew on-board […]

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Matthew – 20 October 2016

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 9 P-3, 9 G-IV, and 3 Global Hawk missions into Hurricane Matthew (30 September to 8 October 2016). The agenda for the discussion was: Slides from the debrief are available at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2016/HFP/MatthewDebrief_10202016.pptx

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Sunday, 9 Oct. 2016 G-IV: No flights scheduled. NOAA43: Was scheduled to fly Tail Doppler Radar missions into Matthew with take off times of 0600 UTC (2:00AM) and 1800 UTC (2:00PM). These flights are cancelled. Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land at NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, CA around 0300 UTC (11:00PM Eastern). Monday, 10 Oct. 2016 G-IV:  No […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Saturday, 8 Oct. 2016 G-IV: No flights scheduled. NOAA43: Flew a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. They took off around 0600 UTC (2:00AM) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA43: Is scheduled fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2:00PM Eastern) to […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 7 Oct. 2016 G-IV:  Flew a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew. Take off was at 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA43: Was scheduled for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew with a take off time of 0600 UTC (2:00AM). This flight was […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Thursday, 6 Oct. 2016 G-IV: Was scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew with a take off time of 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern). This flight was cancelled. The G-IV is down for maintenance. NOAA43: Was scheduled to fly a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Flight plans changed therefore NOAA43 flew a synoptic surveillance mission with a […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 5 Oct. 2016 G-IV: Flew a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew with a take off time of 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. One HRD scientist was on this flight. NOAA43: Flew a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Matthew. Take off was around 2:00AM (0600 UTC) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 4 Oct. 2016 G-IV:  Was scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew with a take off time of 0530 UTC (1:30AM Eastern). This flight was cancelled. NOAA43: No flights scheduled. G-IV: Is scheduled to fly a synoptic surveillance mission around Matthew. Take off is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30PM Eastern) to and from MacDill […]

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