Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, August 17, 2018, 10 AM ET

Saturday, August 18, 2018:  NOAA42:  The P3 will ferry from Long Beach, California, to Honolulu, Hawai'i, in preparation for missions into Hurricane Lane.  No HRD scientists will be on board. NOAA49:  The G-IV will ferry from Lakeland, Florida, to Honolulu, Hawai'i, in preparation for missions around Hurricane Lane.  No HRD scientists will be on board. …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, August 6, 2018, 10 AM ET

Tuesday, August 7, 2018: NOAA49: The G-IV will conduct a final synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Hector.  Departure will be from Honolulu at 1730 UTC with recovery in Honolulu about 8 h later.  No HRD scientists will be on this flight. Wednesday, August 8, 2018: NOAA49: The G-IV will return to Lakeland from Honolulu. ……………………………………………………………………. …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10 AM ET

OPERATIONS Sunday, August 5, 2018: NOAA49: The G-IV will conduct a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Hector.  Departure will be from Long Beach at 1730 UTC with recovery in Honolulu about 8 h later.  No HRD scientists will be on this flight. Monday, August 6, 2018: NOAA49: The G-IV will conduct a synoptic surveillance mission …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, August 3, 2018, 10 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, August 4, 2018: NOAA49:  The G-IV will ferry to Long Beach, California, in preparation for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Hector. Sunday, August 5, 2018: NOAA49: The G-IV will conduct a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Hector.  No HRD scientists will be on this flight.   ……………………………………………………………………. For the latest information about …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2018

July’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Erin Jones – Simulating Observations of Gravity Waves Radiating from Hurricanes Miguel Cortez - Summer 2018 Nerto Work Plan Sim Aberson – A comparison of track forecasts from NOAA’s GFS and ECMWF’s IFS for Hurricane Irma Jon Zawislak - 2018 NOAA/AOML/HRD Hurricane Field Program Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) …

HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2018, Lakeland, FL – 21 June 2018

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Jon Zawislak and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel at their brand new facility at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on IFEX plans for 2018 and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project progress, respectively. The two presentations are available in a .zip archive on the anonymous ftp …

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of April 2018

April’s science meeting consisted of five presentations: Andrew Kren - Impact of Global Hawk dropsonde data assimilated in the NCEP GFS model during SHOUT: Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole in 2016 Hui Christophersen - Impact of Global Hawk Dropsondes on Tropical Cyclone Analyses and Forecasts Sim Aberson -  1-km HEDAS analysis of Hurricane Patricia just after peak …

NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 26 February 2018

To demonstrate how tropical cyclone research is used to improve forecast guidance HRD researchers Drs. Frank Marks, Robert Rogers, and Jason Sippel presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research”, “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones”, and  "Tropical Cyclone Modeling and Data Assimilation"  to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria – Part 2 – 19 October 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 17 P-3, 13 G-IV, and 51 AF WC-130 missions into Hurricanes Irma, Jose, and Maria (3-8 September 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: HRD/AOML support for EMC operations (Paul Reasor) TDR-related issues, resolved and continuing (John Gamache) Data impacts on HWRF forecasts (Jason Sippel) Open discussion of …