Gopal and Rob Rogers selected for the NOAA LCDP Program

Drs. Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan (Gopal - left) and Robert Rogers (right) have both been selected for NOAA's Leadership Competencies Development Program (LDCP).  The LCDP is an 18 - month program providing participants a series of cross-line, multidisciplinary training and learning experiences to broaden their understanding of NOAA’s strategic vision, mission, and goals, as well as business processes. The … Continue reading Gopal and Rob Rogers selected for the NOAA LCDP Program

AOML and HRD researchers at 33rd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra, FL – 15-20 April 2018

Thirty-one AOML and HRD scientists participated in the recent 33rd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology in Ponte Vedra, FL, as authors or co-authors on 65 presentations and 19 posters. Roughly 783 presentations (507 oral presentations in 67 sessions and 276 posters in 2 session) were submitted to the conference. Of the 567 TC-related presentations … Continue reading AOML and HRD researchers at 33rd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, Ponte Vedra, FL – 15-20 April 2018

Paper on how small-scale changes in winds in hurricanes impact hurricane forecasts published in Weather and Forecasting

Summary: Forecasters and researchers use the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model to forecast where a hurricane will go, how strong and large it will be, and where the strongest winds will be. Wind in hurricanes are different over very short distances like 100 m, or the length of a football field, what is … Continue reading Paper on how small-scale changes in winds in hurricanes impact hurricane forecasts published in Weather and Forecasting

HRD & AOML researchers at 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX – 7-11 January 2018

Abstracts and recordings of  the 27 presentations and 9 posters AOML & HRD researchers presented (or were co-authors) at the 98th AMS Annual Meeting are available online from the AMS website: Presentations: Karina Apodaca, M. Zupanski, L. Cucurull, and M. Hu - Implementation of the GOES-16 GLM Lightning Assimilation into the NCEP/GSI System for Improved … Continue reading HRD & AOML researchers at 98th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX – 7-11 January 2018

Paper on the difference between rapidly intensifying storms and those that don’t intensify as fast published in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

Summary: The main model that forecasters use to predict what a hurricane will do is the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecast (HWRF) model. Because we cannot measure what is currently happening in the hurricane exactly, we run the model many times at once with different measurements to get an idea of the different forecasts that … Continue reading Paper on the difference between rapidly intensifying storms and those that don’t intensify as fast published in Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

On October 29, 2012, Extratropical Cyclone Sandy (dubbed Superstorm Sandy by the media) made landfall at Brigatine, New Jersey bringing a massive storm surge to New Jersey and New York.  It was the costliest storm for that hurricane season and the second costliest in recorded history.  It was also an extraordinary study in complex transitions … Continue reading 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy