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 Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

April's science meeting consisted of four presentations: Xiaomin Chen: "Boundary Layer Recovery and Precipitation Symmetrization Preceding Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones under Shear" Andy Hazelton: "HAFS Ensemble of Hurricane Dorian (2019): Early Intensity and Long-Term Track" Jon Zawislak: "Accomplishments of NOAA's Airborne Hurricane Field Program and a Broader Future Approach to Forecast Improvement" Kathryn Sellwood: … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2021

Paper on improving model forecasts through understanding of the region near the ocean surface published in Earth and Space Science

An important tool that forecasters use to predict the weather is a set of computer models that forecast things such as the wind, temperature, moisture, and pressure on a set of places called grid points.  In NOAA’s models to predict hurricanes, the distance between these points is about 1-3 km. Although hurricanes are hundreds of … Continue reading Paper on improving model forecasts through understanding of the region near the ocean surface published in Earth and Space Science

AOML Keynotes for November/December 2020: The 2020 hurricane field program, cloud ice in hurricanes, hurricane gliders, and more…

Another story details the Saildrone, an autonomous vehicle that sails on the ocean surface collecting upper-ocean and near-surface weather data, that will be tested in hurricane conditions. Check out the most recent issue of AOML Keynotes here.

AOML Hurricane Scientists Facilitate Leap in Hurricane Modeling and Prediction Systems

Hurricane scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory have created a new, advanced moving nest system within the Unified Forecast System, the bedrock of NOAA’s weather prediction applications.  AOML’s Hurricane Modeling and Prediction Team developed the high-resolution moving nest for the FV3 dynamical core, laying the foundation for next-generation advancements in hurricane forecasting. HAFS forecast showing Hurricane … Continue reading AOML Hurricane Scientists Facilitate Leap in Hurricane Modeling and Prediction Systems

Paper about how a new forecast model for hurricanes performed during 2019 published in Weather and Forecasting

This paper summarizes forecasts from an experimental forecast model called the Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS) made during the 2019 Hurricane Season. HAFS is being developed for future use as an operational hurricane model to help forecasters predict what a hurricane is going to do. HAFS forecasts the weather on a set of points … Continue reading Paper about how a new forecast model for hurricanes performed during 2019 published in Weather and Forecasting

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