Study of the surface inflow into tropical cyclones from Synthetic Aperture Radar published in Geophysical Research Letters

This study developed a model to investigate tropical cyclone (TC) surface-wind inflow angle asymmetry. The model has been applied to 130 spaceborne synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images over a large variety of TCs. This model can detect the asymmetric surface-wind structure and the associated inflow angles, and other standard information such as center locations, symmetrical … Continue reading Study of the surface inflow into tropical cyclones from Synthetic Aperture Radar published in Geophysical Research Letters

HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Virtual Meeting The 34th AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology was held virtually 10-14 May after being postponed from 2020. This is the premiere meeting for operational and research scientists who work on understanding and forecasting tropical cyclones and other tropical weather around the world. HRD scientist … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 34th American Meteorological Society Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

The annual meeting, held online this year, brings together developers and users of the Airborne Vertical Atmospheric Profiling System, the basis of the dropwindsondes released in and around tropical cyclones each summer since 1997. The AVAPS dropsondes are released from NOAA and Air Force aircraft to measure high-resolution profiles of temperature, pressure, humidity, and wind … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in annual AVAPS Users Group Meeting

AOML holds virtual open house

AOML recently hosted a series of webinars about what AOML does and how it contributes to scientific advancement across the globe. You can catch Jon Zawislak, Rob Rogers, Joe Cione, and Shirley Murillo talking about hurricanes, or listen in on recordings of panels on coasts and coral reefs, and ocean research, and even a panel … Continue reading AOML holds virtual open house

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2021

February's science meeting was hosted by NHC and consisted of nine presentations. The first two presented an overview of the proposed Tropical Marine Testbed (TMT) from a NWS and OAR perspective, and the remaining seven presentations were from NHC and HRD researchers describing potential projects that the TMT might tackle:  Overview of Tropical Marine Testbed … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2021

HRD scientists participate in the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. It brings together great minds from a diverse set of scientific disciplines – helping attendees make career-long professional contact and life-long friends while learning from the very top people in the atmospheric sciences. The 101st AMS Annual Meeting took place virtually … Continue reading HRD scientists participate in the 101st American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Rob Rogers participates in the 2020 HIWeather Workshop

HIWeather is a World Meteorological Organisation research project, developing warning capabilities for weather-related hazards, to increase resilience worldwide. HIWeather participants form an international network of scientists, in a wide variety of disciplines, all concerned with aspects of the production and communication of weather-related warnings.  The workshop is aimed at anyone interested in improving weather-related warnings, … Continue reading Rob Rogers participates in the 2020 HIWeather Workshop

Hurricane Delta Slowly Weakens prior to landfall on the Louisiana Coast

AOML scientists observed the slow weakening of Hurricane Delta during the last NOAA P-3 Hurricane Hunter mission, tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) on the morning of October 9.  Delta's minimum central pressure gradually rose and surface wind speeds measured by the Stepped-Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR) steadily lowered throughout the mission. Time series of (top) SFMR wind … Continue reading Hurricane Delta Slowly Weakens prior to landfall on the Louisiana Coast

NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct final mission before Hurricane Delta’s landfall

NOAA concludes Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) tasked reconnaissance for Major Hurricane Delta on October 9. The P-3 aircraft took off from Lakeland, FL, at 5:00 AM EDT to survey the system's circulation. With the P-3 passing through the center multiple times, AOML scientists onboard and remotely supporting the missions continue to evaluate data collected from … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct final mission before Hurricane Delta’s landfall

AOML scientists assess Major Hurricane Delta’s rapid intensification

NOAA aircraft reconnaissance continued for Major Hurricane Delta on October 6, capturing the system's quick maturation overnight. P-3 and G-IV missions are scheduled every 12 hours from Lakeland, FL. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) tasked NOAA's Hurricane Hunters to identify the location and strength of the circulation center, and to survey the atmospheric conditions nearby … Continue reading AOML scientists assess Major Hurricane Delta’s rapid intensification