2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour

On Friday, May 12th, the 2017 Hurricane Awareness Tour wrapped up its week-long swing along the East Coast at the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami.  The Opa Locka airport facility hosted NOAA42 “Kermit” as well as two U.S. Air Force Reserve’s C-130s, from the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron “Hurricane Hunters.”  Tours of the aircraft […]

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Paper on the new basin-scale version of HWRF developed at HRD released online in Weather and Forecasting

The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting Model (HWRF) has become an important tool for both hurricane forecasters and researchers. The current HWRF has three domains around only one tropical cyclone. Its inner domain makes forecasts on a grid with points 2 km apart and follows the tropical cyclone during the forecast. During hurricane season in […]

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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 […]

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2016

August’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Xuejin Zhang – “The 2016 Basin-Scale HWRF (HB16)” Alan Brammer (University of Albany/SUNY) – “Exploitation of Ensemble Prediction System Information in Support of Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis Prediction” Erin Dougherty (University of Albany/SUNY)- “Hurricane Bonnie (1998): Maintaining Intensity during High Vertical Wind Shear and an Eyewall Replacement Cycle” Sim […]

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15th Anniversary of Goldenberg, et al. paper

In the July 20, 2001, issue of Science magazine, HRD scientists Stan Goldenberg and Chris Landsea, AOML oceanographer Alberto M. Mestas-Nuñez, and Colorado State professor Bill Gray published the article “The Recent Increase in Atlantic Hurricane Activity: Causes and Implications”.  The cover article examined the upsurge in Atlantic hurricane activity starting in 1995 and related […]

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of January 2016

January’s science meeting consisted of 5 presentations: Brad Klotz – Using a Scatterometer-based, Low-wavenumber Analysis Tool to Evaluate Surface Wind Asymmetries in Tropical Cyclones Sim Aberson – A Strong Updraft in the Eye of Hurricane Emily Steve Diaz – Update on the Hurricane Nest Project Ghassan Alaka & Stan Goldenberg – Basin-Scale Version (BSV) of […]

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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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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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20th Anniversary of Hurricane Luis

On the night of September 4, 1995, Hurricane Luis roared over the Lesser Antilles, bringing destruction to Antigua and Barbuda.  Luis also brought strong winds to Guadeloupe and Dominica and was the strongest hurricane to make landfall during the very busy 1995 hurricane season. Luis formed near the Cape Verde Islands and took a week […]

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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 […]

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