Paper on the new basin-scale version of HWRF developed at HRD published 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …