Sonia Otero named NOAA Associate Team Member of the Month for October

Sonia was named Team Member of the Month for her work providing part-time support to NOAA's Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) as a software engineer and troubleshooter. Sonia programs complex code that is executed aboard NOAA aircraft and spent the past year working to ensure that AOC's aircraft weather messages were properly assimilated into the weather … Continue reading Sonia Otero named NOAA Associate Team Member of the Month for October

First successful transmission of high-resolution dropwindsonde data from Hurricane Hunter aircraft

During a test flight on 31 July, the NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) released a dropwindsonde and transmitted the wind, pressure, temperature, and humidity data to the ground and around the world via the Global Telecommunications System.  Since the advent of dropsondes in the 1940s, only data from a few of the many observations could … Continue reading First successful transmission of high-resolution dropwindsonde data from Hurricane Hunter aircraft

HRD employees recognized at AOML Awards ceremony

At a recent awards ceremony, HRD Director Frank Marks and AOML Deputy Director Molly Beringer presented recognitions to several employees whose service went above-and-beyond during the past year. Bachir Annane was recognized for comprehensive and timely analyses using the OSSE framework to evaluate the impact of the CYGNSS scatterometer data set on tropical cyclone forecasts. Jun … Continue reading HRD employees recognized at AOML Awards ceremony

HRD and CIMAS Researcher recognized by NOAA Aircraft Operations Center

Sonia Otero, a CIMAS Senior Research Associate working at HRD was recognized by AOC for her software engineering leadership during the development of the Airborne Atmospheric Measurement and Profiling System (AAMPS), the principal aircraft data system used on the NOAA G-IV and WP-3D aircraft, from 2007-2016.

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 … Continue reading AOML and HRD researchers at 32nd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, San Juan, Puerto Rico – 10-14 April 2016

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 … Continue reading HRD observation team monthly meeting – February 2016

10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Early on the morning of August 29th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Louisiana delta region and the Mississippi coast.  The storm surge brought enormous damage to the Gulf Coast and, when the levees around New Orleans failed, a great number of fatalities.  Coming amidst the very busy 2005 hurricane season, Katrina brought death … Continue reading 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

HRD Retreat, US Coast Guard Base, Miami Beach, FL – 15-16 May 2012

HRD held a two-day off-site science retreat at the Miami Beach Coast Guard Base.  With assistance from the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service (Ines DelGado, Commissioner, facilitated the retreat), HRDers discussed ways to strengthen their scientific visibility, work environment cohesiveness, and future science directions. The retreat provided an open forum for the group to explore these … Continue reading HRD Retreat, US Coast Guard Base, Miami Beach, FL – 15-16 May 2012