Tag Archives: Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR)

New and Improved SFMR data set

The technique to process data from the Stepped Frequency Microwave Radiometer (SFMR), which observes surface wind speeds and rain rates within tropical cyclones, was upgraded prior to the 2015 hurricane season on all NOAA and Air Force Reserve Command hurricane reconnaissance … Continue reading

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HRD researchers contribute to new textbook on recent advances in tropical cyclone research

The new textbook titled “Advanced Numerical Modeling and Data Assimilation Techniques for Tropical Cyclone Predictions”, was co-edited by HRD scientist Dr. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan. It is based on a series of lectures by scientists from the US, India and Australia, at … Continue reading

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 16 February 2017

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 … Continue reading

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2017

February’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Bachir Annane: Impact of Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Winds on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts in a Regional OSSE Framework Mark Leidner (AER): Creating Vector Winds from Simulated CYGNSS Ocean Surface Wind Speed Retrievals … Continue reading

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HRD observation team monthly meeting – 17 November 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 … Continue reading

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HRD Monthly Science Meeting of November 2016

November’s science meeting consisted of 7 presentations: Shun-Nan Wu (RSMAS), “The signal of future TC intensification in the CloudSat measurements” Jon Zawislak (FIU/CIMAS/HRD), “The Relationship Between Precipitation and Environmental Forcing during Tropical Cyclone Formation” Leon Nguyen (HRD), “Thermodynamic and kinematic … Continue reading

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Paper on variations in the surface winds in tropical cyclones published in Geophysical Research Letters

 Summary: Special radars on satellites, known as scatterometers, use the relationship between the conditions on the ocean surface and surface wind speed and direction to provide a view of the surface winds in and around tropical cyclones (hurricanes in … Continue reading

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HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Karl Hermine – 30 September 2016

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 7 P-3, 5 G-IV, and 2 Global Hawk missions into Tropical Storm Karl (20-24 September 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/Karl_debrief.pptx

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15th Anniversary of CAMEX-4

On August 16, 2001, NASA began the fourth in its Convection And Moisture EXperiment (CAMEX) field programs.  The CAMEX campaigns were designed to examine the moisture budgets and convective structure of tropical cyclones, and were carried out in conjunction with HRD’s … Continue reading

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HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2016, MacDill AFB, FL – 7 July 2016

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Robert Rogers, Doppler Wind Lidar (DWL) researcher Lisa Bucci, and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel on IFEX plans for 2016, this year’s plan for the DWL, and Hurricane … Continue reading

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